The Civil War (Gingrich)

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 899 ratings

Gettysburg Publisher's Summary

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.

After two days of brutal combat, Confederate General Robert E. Lee is faced with an agonizing decision. He can either launch a frontal assault directly at the center of Union lines, or he can flank the Federals and attack from the rear. Choosing the second option, Lee sends his troops around the Union army, cutting them off from Washington, D.C. and their supplies. Staring at the face of disaster, the Federals are forced into a desperate fight to survive.

Gettysbury is a fascinating "what if?" novel that faithfully brings to life the major players in America's greatest battle and places them in an entirely plausible scenario. Through Tom Stechschulte's stirring narration, listeners will marvel at what could have been.

©2003 Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • 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 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    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

  • Book 2

    • Grant Comes East

    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    It is July 10, 1863, and Baltimore is in the hands of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. Shattered remnants of the Army of the Potomac have fallen back into Washington, digging in, preparing to make a desperate stand. Six days earlier, General Ulysses S. Grant and his army of 60,000 had taken Vicksburg. The last telegram out of Washington before the rebels cut the line changed all that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!!!

    • By Jim on 09-21-04

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • Never Call Retreat

    • Lee and Grant, The Final Victory
    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never Call Retreat (Unabridged)

    • By Robert on 06-29-05

    Regular price: $29.27

  • Book 4

    • To Make Men Free

    • A Novel
    • By: Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    With To Make Men Free, New York Times best-selling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen take listeners to the center of a nearly forgotten Civil War confrontation, a battle that was filled with controversy and misinterpretation even before the attack began. Drawing on years of research, the authors weave a complex narrative interweaving the high aspirations of African American troops eager to prove themselves in battle and the anxiety of a president who knows the nation cannot bear another major defeat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable!!!!

    • By Cheryl on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $31.49