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Forstchen, William R.

Works: 129 works in 482 publications in 6 languages and 30,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Science fiction  Apocalyptic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Fantasy fiction  War stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.I4945, 813.54
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Publications about William R Forstchen
Publications by William R Forstchen
Most widely held works by William R Forstchen
Pearl Harbor : a novel of December 8th by Newt Gingrich( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,319 libraries worldwide
A historical novel set against the backdrop of Pearl Habor and the beginning of World War II examines the events, decision-making processes, and strategies that led to the Japanese attack on Hawaii from a Japanese perspective
Gettysburg : a novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,225 libraries worldwide
After five years of research, comes a novel that explores how a victory for Robert E. Lee at The Battle of Gettysburg might have truly changed the course, and outcome, of the Civil War. One of the greatest "what if'' questions in U.S. history, the authors painstakingly researched the novel, holding roundtable meetings with top military minds to go over every page of the book, ensuring accurate, dramatic battle scenes, military strategy, and captivating period details. The Civil War is the American Iliad. Lincoln, Stonewall Jackson, Grant, and Lee still stand as heroic ideals, as stirring to our national memory as were the legendary Achilles and Hector to the world of the ancient Greeks. Within the story of our Iliad one battle stands forth above all others: Gettysburg. Millions visit Gettysburg each year to walk the fields and hills where Joshua Chamberlain made his legendary stand and Pickett went down to a defeat which doomed a nation, but in defeat forever became a symbol of the heroic Lost Cause. As the years passed, and the scars healed, the debate, rather than drifting away has intensified. It is the battle which has become the great "what if," of American history and the center of a dreamscape where Confederate banners finally do crown the heights above the town. The year is 1863, and General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia are poised to attack the North and claim the victory that would end the brutal conflict. But Lee's Gettysburg campaign ended in failure, ultimately deciding the outcome of the war. Launching his men into a vast sweeping operation, of which the town of Gettysburg is but one small part of the plan, General Lee, acting as he did at Chancellorsville, Second Manassas, and Antietam, displays the audacity of old. He knows he has but one more good chance to gain ultimate victory, for after two years of war the relentless power of an industrialized north is wearing the South down. Lee's lieutenants and the men in the ranks, imbued with this renewed spirit of the offensive embark on the Gettysburg Campaign that many dream "should have been." The soldiers in the line, Yank and Reb, knew as well that this would be the great challenge, the decisive moment that would decided whether a nation would die, or be created, and both sides were ready, willing to lay down their lives for their Cause. An action-packed and painstakingly researched masterwork, Gettysburg stands as the first book in a series to tell the story of how history could have unfolded, how a victory for Lee would have changed the destiny of the nation forever. In the great tradition of The Killer Angels and Jeff Shaara's bestselling Civil War trilogy, this is a novel of true heroism and glory in America's most trying hour
Days of infamy by Newt Gingrich( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,028 libraries worldwide
In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, Admiral Yamamoto is pitted against American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve and skill. "Days of infamy" recounts this alternative history from a multitude of view points, from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft
Grant comes east : a novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,867 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of an alternate American Civil War recounts events following the capture of Vicksburg by General Ulysses S. Grant and traces the northern army's journey to Gettysburg
To try men's souls : a novel of George Washington and the fight for American freedom by Newt Gingrich( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,811 libraries worldwide
Washington is full of doubt on the night of December 25, 1776. His army's morale is dangerously low. Each morning muster shows that hundreds have deserted during the night. The revolutionary spirit that burned so bright during the summer seems to be flickering out in the face of a harsh winter and repeated defeats. As a fierce winter storm blows down the river, the capture of General Charles Lee, the flight of the continental Congress from Philadelphia and all the events of the past five months of defeat come flooding into Washington's mind. The revolution has come down to one desperate throw of the dice as his army, freezing and hungry, slips across the Delaware to carry out what will become one of the most famous surprise attacks of all time
One second after by William R Forstchen( Book )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war in one second, a war based upon an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon that will send America back to the Dark Ages
Valley Forge : George Washington and the crucible of victory by Newt Gingrich( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
In the winter of 1777, Washington and his demoralized army retreat from Philadelphia, arriving at Valley Forge where they discover that their repeated requests for a stockpile of food, winter clothing, and building tools have been ignored by Congress. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany who begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British head-on and changing the course of history
Victory at Yorktown by Newt Gingrich( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,396 libraries worldwide
General Washington ends a three-year stalemate and embarks on a secret three-hundred-mile forced march of his entire army to meet the French navy's Chesapeake Bay blockade and capture Cornwallis's entire force
Never call retreat : Lee and Grant, the final victory by Newt Gingrich( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,360 libraries worldwide
Traces the events surrounding the pivotal battle of August 1863, during which Lee and Grant both cross the Susquehanna and make decisions that culminate in the war's outcome
The battle of the crater : a novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
A tale inspired by the crushing 1864 Union defeat at the Battle of the Crater follows the investigation of reporter and Lincoln confidante James O'Reilly, who retraces the tragedy and how a promising campaign went wrong
1945 by Newt Gingrich( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Describes the world that would have existed in 1945 if Adolf Hitler had not declared war on the United States after Pearl Harbor
Honored enemy by Raymond E Feist( Book )
31 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Available for the first time in the U.S., this is the story of sworn enemies who must band together and fight as one to survive the inhospitable climate and a terrifying foe. Can their hatred for their mutual enemy overcome their distrust of each other?
One year after by William R Forstchen( Book )
3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
The story picks up a year after One Second After ends, two years since the detonation of nuclear weapons above the United States brought America to its knees. After suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to piece back together the technologies they had once taken for granted: electricity, radio communications, and medications. They cling to the hope that a new national government is finally emerging. Then comes word that most of the young men and women of the community are to be drafted into an "Army of National Recovery" and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. When town administrator John Matherson protests the draft, he's offered a deal: leave Black Mountain and enter national service, and the draft will be reduced. But the brutal suppression of a neighboring community under its new federal administrator and the troops accompanying him suggests that all is not as it should be with this burgeoning government
One second after by William R Forstchen( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
A post-apocalyptic, dire and frightening all-too-possible future for humankind. When an Electro-Magnetic Pulse weapon sends the United States into chaotic ruin, one man battles to save his family and their small North Carolina town
Hot shots : an oral history of the Air Force combat pilots of the Korean War ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
The editors combine "firsthand accounts with dozens of never-before-published photography of air force pilots at work, as well as a history of the major events of the war."--Jacket
Pillar to the sky by William R Forstchen( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
"A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey ... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan--a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith--the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. This journey to the stars will not be easy--a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance"--
To try men's souls [a novel of George Washington and the fight for American freedom] by Newt Gingrich( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Presents a novel that chronicles the political and military careers of three important Americans, including their pivotal roles in the American Revolutionary War. Reveals how Thomas Paine championed the case for freedom, while General George Washington and Private Jonathan Van Dorn fought for independence on the battlefield
If the Allies had fallen : sixty alternate scenarios of World War II by Harold C Deutsch( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Leading historians suggest what might have been if key events during World War II had gone differently
Days of infamy by Newt Gingrich( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Recounts an alternative history from a multitude of view points-from President Roosevelt, Prime minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to the American fighter pilots. This is an imaginative and thrilling take on America's entry into World War II
We look like men of war by William R Forstchen( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
"Story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Forstchen, William
Forstchen, William 1950-
Forstchen, William Robert 1950-
William R. Forstchen Amerikaans onderwijzer
William R. Forstchen amerikansk lærar
William R. Forstchen amerikansk lærer
William R. Forstchen écrivain américain
William R. Forstchen US-amerikanischer Autor
William Robert Forstchen docente e romanziere statunitense
Уилям Форсчън
포르스첸, 윌리엄 R. 1950-
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