Grant Comes East

Author:   Newt Gingrich ,  William R. Forstchen
Publisher:   St Martin's Press
Edition:   New edition
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9780312987268


Pages:   544
Publication Date:   17 April 2006
Format:   Paperback
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The Army of Northern Virginia is poised to invade Washington, D.C. A besieged Lincoln calls on a general with a drinking Union. In the East, Ulysses Grant faces a storm of calamity and rivalry, and a war on the verge of being lost. In this extraordinary book, the battlefront and home fronts come alive through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and such little known characters as General Herman Haunt, commander of the U.S. railroads, and the politician turned soldier general Dan Sickles, a political arch enemy of Grant's. As the best plans are undone, and every strategy countered by another, Grant Comes East , builds to a stunning portrait of the war that was, and the war that might have been.

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Author:   Newt Gingrich ,  William R. Forstchen
Publisher:   St Martin's Press
Imprint:   St Martin's Press
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 10.70cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 17.00cm
Weight:   0.240kg
ISBN:  

9780312987268


ISBN 10:   0312987269
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   17 April 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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With each book in their ongoing alternate history cycle, Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers. Unabashedly, this is a work of popular historical fiction; it aspires to entertain, first and foremost, but it has passages of genuine depth and poetry that elevate it above many other specimens of its peculiar subgenre. -- Charlotte Observer An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed and insightful. -- Publishers Weekly Gingrich and Forstchen have produced a very readable entry into the literature of speculative history. It will be interesting, perhaps even thrilling, to see how the military strategy and political maneuvering plays out in the next installment. -- Civil War Book Review An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed, and insightful. One of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years. -- Publishers Weekly (starred reviews) A good yarn. The authors provide apt historically plausible detail to give substance to the premise. Colorful and imaginative historical fiction. -- Washington Times What the authors come up with is as rivetingly plausible as what they devised in the previous novel. Notably original. -- Booklist The Gingrich and Forstchen 'what-if' take on the Civil War gathers some steam. The battle scenes continue war-lovingly rendered. -- Kirkus Reviews


With each book in their ongoing alternate history cycle, Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers. Unabashedly, this is a work of popular historical fiction; it aspires to entertain, first and foremost, but it has passages of genuine depth and poetry that elevate it above many other specimens of its peculiar subgenre. -- Charlotte Observer <br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed and insightful. -- Publishers Weekly <br> Gingrich and Forstchen have produced a very readable entry into the literature of speculative history. It will be interesting, perhaps even thrilling, to see how the military strategy and political maneuvering plays out in the next installment. -- Civil War Book Review <br> <br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed, and insightful. One of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years. -- Publishers Weekly (starred reviews) <br> A good yarn. The authors provide apt historically plausible detail to give substance to the premise. Colorful and imaginative historical fiction. -- Washington Times <br> What the authors come up with is as rivetingly plausible as what they devised in the previous novel. Notably original. -- Booklist <br> The Gingrich and Forstchen 'what-if' take onthe Civil War gathers some steam. The battle scenes continue war-lovingly rendered. -- Kirkus Reviews


With each book in their ongoing alternate history cycle, Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers. Unabashedly, this is a work of popular historical fiction; it aspires to entertain, first and foremost, but it has passages of genuine depth and poetry that elevate it above many other specimens of its peculiar subgenre. -- Charlotte Observer <br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed and insightful. -- Publishers Weekly <br> Gingrich and Forstchen have produced a very readable entry into the literature of speculative history. It will be interesting, perhaps even thrilling, to see how the military strategy and political maneuvering plays out in the next installment. -- Civil War Book Review <br> <br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed, and insightful. One of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years. -- Publishers Weekly (star


With each book in their ongoing alternate history cycle, Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers. Unabashedly, this is a work of popular historical fiction; it aspires to entertain, first and foremost, but it has passages of genuine depth and poetry that elevate it above many other specimens of its peculiar subgenre. -- Charlotte Observer <br><br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed and insightful. -- Publishers Weekly <br><br> Gingrich and Forstchen have produced a very readable entry into the literature of speculative history. It will be interesting, perhaps even thrilling, to see how the military strategy and political maneuvering plays out in the next installment. -- Civil War Book Review <br> <br> An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed, and insightful. One of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years. -- Publishers Weekly (starred reviews)<br><br> A good yarn. The authors provide apt historically plausible detail to give substance to the premise. Colorful and imaginative historical fiction. -- Washington Times <br><br> What the authors come up with is as rivetingly plausible as what they devised in the previous novel. Notably original. -- Booklist <br><br> The Gingrich and Forstchen 'what-if' take on the Civil War gathers some steam. The battle scenes continue war-lovingly rendered. -- Kirkus Reviews <br>


Author Information

NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House, is the author of several bestselling books, including Gettysburg and Grant Comes East. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and co-chair of the UN Task Force, is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals, served in Congress for twenty years, and was Time magazine's 1995 Man of the Year. He is also the founder of the Center for Health Transformation. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. He has two daughters and two grandchildren. WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University and specialized in the American Civil War. He is the author of more than forty books, including the award-winning We Look Like Men of War, a young-adult novel about an African-American regiment that fought at the Battle of the Crater; which is based upon his doctoral dissertation. William has been a lifelong reenactor of the Civil War. He resides near Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Meghan.

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