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Forstchen, William R.

Works: 138 works in 430 publications in 2 languages and 29,220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  War stories 
Roles: Interviewee
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 )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,382 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,343 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,090 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 )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,004 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 )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,868 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
Valley Forge : George Washington and the crucible of victory by Newt Gingrich( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,767 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
One second after by William R Forstchen( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,633 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
Never call retreat : Lee and Grant, the final victory by Newt Gingrich( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,432 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,348 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
Victory at Yorktown by Newt Gingrich( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,326 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
1945 by Newt Gingrich( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 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
One second after by William R Forstchen( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 732 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 678 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
Honored enemy by Raymond E Feist( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 623 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?
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 472 libraries worldwide
Leading historians suggest what might have been if key events during World War II had gone differently
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 No Linguistic Content and held by 464 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
Days of infamy by Newt Gingrich( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 400 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 392 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
Victory at Yorktown a novel by Newt Gingrich( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Sgt. Peter Wellsley must pave the way for the army, neutralizing any loyalists who might provide warning. On the other side, Allen Van Dorn receives reports from civilians that something is afoot and is tasked to find out what. As Wellsley moves to block any leaks, Van Dorn tries to penetrate the screen. When one of the former friends is captured, both must decide where their true loyalties lie during the heat of the Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of the Crater a novel by Newt Gingrich( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
A court of inquiry convenes at the Union Army headquarters to investigate the Battle of the Crater, one of the worst disasters endured by a disaster-prone army. The military news of that spring had been full of unrelenting frustration and outright catastrophe. Lincoln is losing the election, and with it, the war. Fearing the worst, the president calls on his old friend, reporter James O'Reilly, to cover the resulting court of inquiry and file a confidential report on what really happened
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Forstchen, William
Forstchen, William 1950-
Forstchen, William Robert 1950- Vollstaendiger Name
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