• The Last Full Measure

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (412 ratings)

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The Last Full Measure

By: Jack Campbell
Narrated by: Lloyd James
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Publisher's Summary

As the author of the best-selling Lost Fleet series, Jack Campbell's name is well-known to fans of interstellar heroics. Now Campbell brings his keen eye for military adventure and political intrigue to a tale that is earthbound, but no less wondrous....

In a transformed mid-19th-century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a "threat to the security of the United States of America". 

Convicted, Chamberlain is sentenced to 40 years hard labor, while Lincoln's fate is indefinite detention at Fortress Monroe. But Professor Chamberlain then encounters military minds who understand the true ideals upon which the country was founded and who want to foment revolution. To succeed, they need a leader, someone to inspire the people to take up the cause of liberty: Lincoln. All they have to do is flawlessly execute a daring plan to rescue him from the darkest federal prison.

In The Last Full Measure, Campbell delivers a riveting look at an America where war is imminent and nothing is as it should be.

©2018 Jack Campbell (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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loved this story, wished it was longer. great story for some one like me, who knows a little bit about a lot of history. I recognize the names, that makes it fun. the action is entertaining.

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A very well told story

A great alternative history from an author more known for his science fiction. Unexpected, but it just proves his expertise at weaving an engaging story. I really hope he writes more stories like this!

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Civil War 1984 Style

What if instead of having honest Abe as president we had a socialist group holding power? What if the people were held in a constant state of emergency so the government could take away constitutional rights? Would there be people to stand up to the socialist government trying to hold to their money and slaves? If you want to hear about this kind of start to the Civil War then read this book. It is well played out story for how it would look for a group claiming to be democratic yet pushing socialist views on a free public.

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Great little story

Worth a listen for anyone who loves history. A nice alternate series of events. Recommend

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An interesting twist in history

Very interesting twist in revolution to civil war history with present day echoes. worth some thought.

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Really left me wanting more!

Really good book but just stopped. That was kind of disappointing. Timeless subject and great points made that are relevant today. Just wish there could have been more. Glad I listened. Performers good too.

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Good, Short Alternatve history.

Good Story. Lots of familiar (Civil War) faces. The Author knew some nicknames and personality traits. He did some research, he didn't take an alternate history as permission to throw anybody in to any situation and write ito the point of least resistance.

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Well written, except for Lincoln

Given Lincoln’s actions, during which he set up exactly the sort of government this story assumes happened a generation before, it is inconceivable that he would have sided and been a hero of the freedom fighter. His only goal & principal was the preservation of the Union.

He Cared not for the Constitution, he jailed Senators and Court Justices. His portrait in this so out of character it makes the whole story ring false. Which is a shame, considering how well it is written.

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I could not determine the chronological time this occurred in. It had to be before 1863 as there was no reference to Gettsburg.

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It's OK if you're an American

It's very American centric and it has a message, just not an interesting one

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  • J. Wexler
  • 11-08-21

A really pleasant surprise

Some very creative, alternative history thinking. Great, clear, modulated reading. This was a lot of fun, especially for civil war buffs.