Once again, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen have created a brilliant story of how the Civil War could have unfolded. In Grant Comes East, they use their years of research and expertise to take their legions of fans on another remarkable journey.
©2004 Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen; (P)2004 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Pulishers, LLC
"An exciting alternative history of the Civil War....Vivid, detailed, and insightful. This is one of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years." (Publishers Weekly)
"Notably original." (Booklist)
I really liked this book. Although fiction, it weaves an interesting tale that rings of actual history. The narrator adds a lot to this book with interesting inflection and accents. I can't wait for the next one.
This 2nd episond is as good as the first. The Third is even better. I could not give a higher reccomendation. I was rivited. The time slipped by. When it ended I was craving more. Three cheers for the authors and three cheers for the narration.
I enjoyed this bood as much or more that part 1 (Gettysburg). Again, very well written facinating and easy to follow. Be warned that this is a part two of (I assume) three. I was not aware of this and am disappointed that I will have to wait for (again, I assume ...I do not know) the next chapter to see how this version of the Civil War ends.
I am a retired US Army Soldier. I retired in 2008 and have developed an insatiable need for Civil War History.
I very much enjoyed this book. I am a fanatical Civil War enthusiast so wasn't sure if I would like a different view on what could have happened. I do appreciate the explanation Gringrich gave of "Active History". Good book and very well narrated.
Captivating book! Hated for it to end. History has come alive. Really get a look into the person who were made the decisions. Sad to see how egos have driven so many historical events.
Following the actual historic events, but that is just me?..... I just thought it was a factual accounting of real events with made up dialogue to the authors delight but it is really just total fiction. Hope others don't think this is real history. I have read too many history books and that makes me cringe to hear it altered this way guess I will stay away from this type of book but obviously many enjoy it immensely. Sorry!
just not my cup of tea, gave it a shot because of Newt.
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