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Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant, The Final Victory | [Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen]

Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant, The Final Victory

Having pursued the remnants of the defeated Army of the Potomac up to the banks of the Susquehanna, General Robert E. Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that General Ulysses S. Grant, in command of over 70,000 men, has crossed that same river, a hundred miles to the northwest, and is advancing down the Cumberland Valley towards Virginia. The two brilliant generals will now meet in a massive battle that will decide the outcome of the war.
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Having pursued the remnants of the defeated Army of the Potomac up to the banks of the Susquehanna, General Robert E. Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that General Ulysses S. Grant, in command of over 70,000 men, has crossed that same river, a hundred miles to the northwest, and is advancing down the Cumberland Valley towards Virginia. The two brilliant generals will now meet in a massive battle that will decide the outcome of the war. In Never Call Retreat, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen bring all of their critically-acclaimed talents to bear in what is destined to be a Civil War classic.

©2005 Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A swiftly paced and authentically grounded novel....The authors' research is impeccable, and their presentation brings events down to a personal level, and, as in any good alternate vision of history, the reader is left believing it could really have happened this way." (Booklist)

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    Robert Everett, WA, USA 06-29-05
    Robert Everett, WA, USA 06-29-05
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    "Never Call Retreat (Unabridged)"

    The action is first rate, if you enjoyed the first two books then you won't want to miss this one.

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    Roderick El Centro, CA, United States 07-27-05
    Roderick El Centro, CA, United States 07-27-05 Member Since 2004
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    "This is the best series around!!!!"

    Well, very well, researched and realistic. I think it shows how a very small event can have such ernormous effect on history. I do not think that there is anything that is out of the realm in this book. Do yourself a favor and listen to this whole series...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Road Reader Houston, TX 08-02-13
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    "Incredible imagination"

    This is a great 'alternative' ending to the Civil War. It reads so true with historically correct personalities, some who survived the actual war don't survive the book. The book is also breathtaking in its geographic accuracy. I happen to be in the area while listening to the book and was able to drive around some of the battle sites....and they are in real life as described in the book.

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    John Olav Albuquerque, NM, USA 12-18-09
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    "Never Call Retreat"

    Outstanding. Absolutely gripping. This is an excellent "alternative history".

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    David Adams, TN, USA 10-02-08
    David Adams, TN, USA 10-02-08 Member Since 2003
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    "Never Call Retreat"

    Newt is a great historian and his books are wonderful. This one is no exception. I highly recommend it as a thought provoking read using alternative history.

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    "Outstanding conclusion"

    This series was entertaining realistic and well read. I could not stop listening. The final part, this book, was at times like listening to a football game, I actually felt myself swept up and rooting. I actually wanted to scream "on men, on"

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    Great story, just waiting for the next active history book!

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    "Exciting but gaps is historical fact"

    This is the first time I have read a book from this series and I found it exciting where I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't put it down. What surprises me though is the fact battles took place in diffent places and people were killed in the story that didn't die in those battles in real history. The real story of the war is so interesting that I didn't see the need to make changes that were this big. I was just caught off guard when the story didn't follow the line of the real war.

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