William R. Forstchen
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William R. Forstchen

William R. Forstchen has a Ph.D. from Purdue University with specializations in Military History and the History of Technology. He is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College. He is the author of fifty books including the New York Times bestselling series One Second After, the Lost Regiment series, and the award-winning young adult novel, We Look Like Men of War. He has also authored numerous short stories and articles about military history and military technology.

Dr. Forstchen's interests include the Civil War, archaeological research on sites in Mongolia, and the potential of space exploration. As a pilot he owns and flies an original World War II "recon bird." Dr. Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his dog Maggie.

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    • 48 Hours

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    From The New York Times best-selling author of the smash hit One Second After series comes 48 Hours, a nail-biting and prescient thriller about a solar storm with the power to destroy the world's electrical infrastructure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book, great story!

    • By Tom Flynn on 01-14-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • One Second After

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,620
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,644

    In a small North Carolina town, one man struggles to save his family after America loses a war that will send it back to the Dark Ages....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

    • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • One Year After

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,133

    One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected

    • By Joe on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Final Day

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,703
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,691

    John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP attack....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator didn't ruin it for me..

    • By shelley on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Rally Cry

    • The Lost Regiment, Book 1
    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Keane and his men build a new society, and with skill, cooperation, and courage, the regiment and most of the Russians work together in hopes of defeating the horde....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where have you been hiding?

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • One Second After

    • Die Welt ohne Strom
    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Peter Lontzek
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Was wäre, wenn jemand vorhätte, die USA anzugreifen? Wäre es da nicht strategisch klug, dem Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten zunächst den...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Accidental purchase

    • By tokind on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $22.34

    • Pillar to the Sky

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A big disappointment

    • By Mike From Mesa on 01-12-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Union Forever

    • The Lost Regiment, Book 2
    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Colonel Andrew Keane and his blue-coated soldiers were not the first humans time-space-warped to a world so familiar yet so foreign....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Union meets Godzilla the Hun.

    • By Robert on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Day of Wrath

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 773
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the middle school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh My Goodness...

    • By Jan on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Gettysburg

    • A Novel of the Civil War
    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and veteran author William R. Forstchen combine their talents in this powerful and rousing alternate history of the most legendary Civil War clash....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, but...

    • By Kw4311 on 01-11-10

    Regular price: $27.97

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