Historical Fiction and Sci-Fi Books by Best Selling Author William R. Forstchen Ph.D

  Historical Fiction and Sci-Fi Books by Best Selling Author William R. Forstchen Ph.D

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Title: Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War

Author(s): Newt Gingrich
ISBN 13: 9780312309367
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Title: Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War


THE BATTLE MAY HAVE BEEN WON,
BUT THE WAR IS FAR FROM OVER.

Grant Comes East continues the story of a Confederate victory, examining the great "what if" of American history: Could Lee have won the Battle of Gettysburg? A Confederate victory, however, would not necessarily mean that the Southern cause has gained its final triumph and a lasting peace. It is from this departure point that the story continues in Grant Comes East, as General Robert E. Lee's marches on Washington, D.C., and launches an assault against one of the largest fortifications in the world.

Beyond a military victory in the field, Lee must also overcome the defiant stand of President Abraham Lincoln, who vows that regardless of the defeat at Gettysburg, his solemn pledge to preserve the Union will be honored at all cost.

At the same time, Lincoln has appointed General Ulysses S. Grant as commander of all Union forces. Grant, fresh from his triumph at Vicksburg, races east, bringing with him his hardened veterans from Mississippi to confront Lee.

What ensues across the next six weeks is a titanic struggle as the surviving Union forces inside the fortifications of Washington fight to hang on, while Grant prepares his counterblow. Spanning the ground from Washington to the banks of the Susquehanna, these factors will come together in a climatic, pivotal struggle.

Author(s): Newt Gingrich
ISBN 13: 9780312309381
Pages: 416
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Title: Days of Infamy

“Absolutely brilliant! Fast paced and filled with tension and suspense. Every page resonates with the momentous events and great personalities of World War II – and scenes so carefully crafted you feel like you’re there. This is a ‘must read’ for all who look at history and wonder: “What if…” -- Oliver North, Lt. Col., USMC (Ret.), host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel

In 2007, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen launched a new epic adventure series about World War II in the Pacific, with their book Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th, 1941, which instantly rocketed to the New York Times bestseller list.

Gingrich and Forstchen’s now critically acclaimed approach, which they term “active history,” examines how a change in but one decision might have profoundly altered American history. In Pearl Harbor they explored how history might have been changed if Admiral Yamamoto had directly led the attack on that fateful day, instead of remaining in Japan. Building on that promise, Days of Infamy starts minutes after the close of Pearl Harbor, as both sides react to the monumental events triggered by the presence of Admiral Yamamoto. In direct command of the six carriers of the attacking fleet, Yamamoto decides to launch a fateful “third-wave attack” on the island of Oahu, and then keeps his fleet in the area to hunt down the surviving American aircraft carriers, which by luck and fate were not anchored in the harbor on that day.

Historians have often speculated about what might have transpired from legendary“matchups” of great generals and admirals. In this story of the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the notorious gambler Yamamoto is pitted against the equally legendary American admiral Bill Halsey in a battle of wits, nerve, and skill.
Days of Infamy recounts this alternative history from a multitude of viewpoints---from President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and the two great admirals, on down to American pilots flying antiquated aircraft, bravely facing the vastly superior Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft. Gingrich and Forstchen have written a sequel that’s as much a homage to the survivors of the real Pearl Harbor attack as it is an imaginative and thrilling take on America’s entry into World War II.

Praise for the first book in the Pacific War Series, Pearl Harbor:

"A thrilling tale of American's darkest day."
--W.E.B. Griffin

"Masterful storytelling that not only captures the heroic highs and hellish lows of that horrific day which lives on in infamy--it resonates with today's conflicts and challeneges."
--William E. Butterworth IV, New York Times bestselling author of The Saboteurs

"A politician and a novelist, each an accomplished historian in his own right, are emerging as master authors of alternative history. In this “what if” treatment of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen combine their talents to make the diplomacy as suspenseful as the combat, even for readers who know what happens next–or think they know."
--Dennis Showalter, former president of the Society of Military Historians

"This book is not only a great read, it is a fascinating historical story that applies today in Iraq as it did in the Western Pacific in the late 30s and 40s."
--Captain Alex Fraser, USN (Ret.)

Author(s): Newt Gingrich
ISBN 13: 9780312560904
Pages: 400
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Title: Terrible Swift Sword

A startling series that merges history with intrepid military science fiction in a fresh and energetic package, this latest edition proves that Forstchen's talent and possibilities are limitless. "Some of the best adventure writing in years!"--Science Fiction Chronicle.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451451378
Pages: 464
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Title: Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th

Author(s): Newt Gingrich
ISBN 13: 9780312366230
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Title: One Second After

"New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies." Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780765327253
Pages: 352
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Title: Pillar to the Sky

In One Second After, William R. Forstchen stunned readers with an all-too-plausible doomsday scenario. In Pillar to the Sky ̧ he offers to answer another.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780765334398
Pages: 400
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Title: Never Call Retreat

Author(s): Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, Albert S. Hanser
ISBN 13: 9780312949310
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Title: Star Voyager Academy

It's 150 years in the future, and times have changed. The long-stalled space program finally went private and got off the ground. Now the big issue lies with the United Nations of Earth, which refuses to grant independence to the colonies on Luna, Mars, and in the Belt. Civil war could be the result--threatening to tear the elite Star Voyager Academy apart.

It's 150 years in the future, and times have changed. The long-stalled space program finally went private and got off the ground. Now the big issue lies with the United Nations of Earth, which refuses to grant independence to the colonies on Luna, Mars, and in the Belt. Civil war could be the result--threatening to tear the elite Star Voyager Academy apart. Reissue.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671876081
Pages: 274
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Title: Alas! the love of women!

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451457059
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Title: Article 23

As a plebe at the Academy, Justin Bell was on the path to making his dreams come true: traveling in space. But, even in the 22nd century, cold hard reality has a way of frustrating dreams. There was tension between Earth and the far-flung colonies in the solar system. The colonists had demanded more freedom than Earth was willing to grant—and so Mars declared its independence. No other colonies had broken away, and war had not broken out—yet—but the situation was dangerous. To make things worse, contact had just been made with extraterrestrials—very unfriendly contact...

The times were the sort that made for exciting reading when they were safely embalmed in the history books, but were less than comfortable for those living through them. But Justin had the stuff of heroes—which was fortunate for him, and for Earth....

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671878894
Pages: 304
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Title: Honored Enemy (Legends of the Riftwar Series #1)

Author(s): Raymond E. Feist
ISBN 13: 9780060792831
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Title: Battle Hymn

A group of American Civil War soldiers are swept away from the battlefields of Earth to a distant alien world--where the only place for a human is an early grave! But the Union 35th Maine regiment embodies the radical ideas of freedom and democracy, and they're willing to lay down their lives to stop this alien reign of terror!

A group of American Civil War soldiers are swept away from the battlefields of Earth to a distant alien world--where the only place for a human is an early grave! But the Union 35th Maine regiment embodies the radical ideas of freedom and democracy, and they're willing to lay down their lives to stop this alien reign of terror! Ads in Locus. Original.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451452863
Pages: 384
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Title: Men of War

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451457707
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Title: Never Sound Retreat

It has been 10 years since a group of American Civil War soldiers was swept away from the battlefields of Earth to a distant world--where the only place for a human is as a slave to an alien race. But even though they are far from home, the members of the Union 35th Main regiment still embody the radical ideas of democracy and freedom--and they're willing to lay down their lives rather than sound retreat!
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451454669
Pages: 384
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Title: Down to the Sea : A Novel of the Lost Regiment

In the aftermath of Gettysburg, the 35th Regiment of the Union Army were pulled through a time warp, leaving them stranded in a strange alien word. Now it's time for exploration-and to discover a way to survive...

"A terrific adventure....First rate storytelling." (Ray Feist)

"The label 'science fiction' hardly describes this series as a whole, merely the premise. [It's] better described as a Civil War series with a twist." (The Washington Times)

"Science fiction lovers will cheer." (Boy's Life)

"A parallel world of majestic sweep and gripping intensity." (L. Sprague de Camp)

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451458063
Pages: 352
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Title: Action Stations

After a decade of peace, politicians of Earth and its colonies were running on platforms of "wasteful" military spending, forcing Earth's military to struggle to stay battle-ready. Now the colonies are being attacked by the feline race called the Kilrathi. The government is not taking the Kilrathi seriously, thinking that they're a third-rate power, which the Fleet could handle with ease. Commander Winston Turner hopes that mankind will recognize its mistake before it's too late.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671878597
Pages: 352
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Title: Union Forever

Colonel Andrew Keane and his blue-coated soldiers were not the first humans time-space-warped to a world so familiar yet so foreign. Humans abounded on the preverse planet-humans treated like cattle by the alien warrior overlords. Keane's Civil War weaponry defeated the swords, spears and crossbows of his montrous adversaries. And part of the human population was freed, but the other part became puppets of the overlords in a vast counterattack. Now it was human vs. human, gun vs. gun, ironclad against ironclad, as the empires of Roum and Cartha clashed in gut-wrenching, soul-stirring struggle for the future of a world beyond time...
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780451450609
Pages: 464
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Title: The Price of Freedom

This latest release in the Wing Commander series, The Price of Freedom features live action segments with movie stars Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell and John Rhys-Davies, and has already been a Net sensation featured in Newsweek.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen, Ben Ohlander
ISBN 13: 9780671877514
Pages: 352
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Title: The Crystal Sorcerers

Author(s): Greg Morrison, William R. Forstschen
ISBN 13: 9780380760213
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Title: Fleet Action

The Kilrathi Empire is caught in a bind. Because of the success of the Confederation of Earth's raids behind enemy lines, the Empire might very well be on the ropes before its new fleet can be ready. At a Kilrathi council of war, a simple solution is agreed upon--sue for peace, then launch a surprise offensive.

The Kilrathi Empire is caught in a bind. Because of the success of the Confederation of Earth's raids behind enemy lines, the Empire might very well be on the ropes before its new fleet can be ready. At a Kilrathi council of war, a simple solution is agreed upon--sue for peace, then launch a surprise offensive. Original.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671722111
Pages: 304
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Title: It Seemed Like a Good Idea...: A Compendium of Great Historical Fiascoes

Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions—and sometimes the worst—have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes.

A Holy War—The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction.

Sibling Rivalry—Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years.

Big Guns—Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople.

With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea...tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780380807710
Pages: 320
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Title: 1945

Author(s): Newt Gingrich,William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671877392
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Title: Heart of the Tiger

Terran forces are pushed to the wall by the ever-encroaching Kilrathi hordes. The end seems very near--it is time for desperation measures. Against overwhelming odds, the humans try to launch a last desperate offensive against the Kilrathi homeworld. Once again, humanity's last best hope is embodied in her flyers.

Terran forces are pushed to the wall by the ever-encroaching Kilrathi hordes. The end seems very near--it is time for desperation measures. Against overwhelming odds, the humans try to launch a last desperate offensive against the Kilrathi homeworld. Once again, humanity's last best hope is embodied in her flyers. Original.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen, Andrew Keith
ISBN 13: 9780671876531
Pages: 373
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Title: The Crystal Warriors

Author(s): William R. Fortschen, Greg Morrison
ISBN 13: 9780380752720
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Title: False Colors

When a desperate attack on the Kilrathi homeworld destroyed the entire planet, with the Emperor and his warlords, the demoralized Kilrathi colony worlds surrendered. After 35 years of war, Earth and its own colonies welcomed "peace in our time". But the ominous reality was that plenty of independent Kilrathi warlords survived and commanded a formidable array of warships and weaponry. War weary Earth turned a deaf ear to reports of Kilrathi belligerence, preferring to look forward to a tranquil and prosperous future. But it was only the calm before a new storm.
Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671577841
Pages: 480
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Title: The Alexandrian Ring

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780345335814
Pages: 304
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Title: Honor Untarnished: A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II

Author(s): Donald V. Bennett
ISBN 13: 9780765306586
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Title: The Alexandrian Ring

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780345335814
Pages: 304
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Title: The Gamester Wars: The Complete Trilogy

ALEXANDER THE GREAT. NAPOLEON. THE 47 RONIN. LONG DEAD, BUT THE FUTURE STILL RIDES ON THEIR SUCCESSES AT WAR!
First there was war, then there were wargames, growing more and more realistic until the games themselves surpassed war as mankind's most popular sport. But with no blood, guts, or glory, boredom began to set in and strategy lost its edge. Something was needed to bring fresh excitement to an old, old game. And so the past was mined for the greatest warriors and generals history had to offer: Napoleon, Alexander, the forty-seven Ronin, assassins from ancient Persia—all brilliant at either combat or at tactics and strategy.
It was just a game—until mock war turned real on an unimaginable scale, and only those legendary warriors could turn the tide...
THE GAMESTER WARS:
The Alexandrian Ring
The Assassin Gambit
The Napoleon Wager
by William R. Forstchen, coauthor with Newt Gingrich of 1945

From the veteran Del Rey author--and co-author of Newt Gingrich's new alternate history novel, 1945--comes a trilogy of historical, time travel, military, SF adventures--for the first time in a single bargain-priced volume. Contains The Alexandrian Ring, The Assassin Gambit and The Napoleon Wager. Previously published by Del Rey.

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780345400499
Pages: 792
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Title: The Flame upon the Ice

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780345311375
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Title: The Four Magics

Author(s): William R. Forstchen, Larry Segriff
ISBN 13: 9780671877453
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Title: The Forgotten War

The legendary Starfleet Captain Lucien Murat, a contemporary of Christopher Pike, disappeared during a battle with the alien Tarn. Now, generations later, Captain Picard is conducting delicate diplomatic negotiations with the Tarn when the Starship Enterprise? discovers the descendants of Murat and his crew stranded on a desolate planet, still fighting a war that ended decades ago.

The human castaways face destruction, but more than these precious lives are at stake. Unless Picard can find a solution, a lost hero's legacy may ignite a new era of interstellar war!

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671011598
Pages: 270
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Title: Catseye

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780671032685
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Title: A Darkness upon the Ice

Author(s): William R. Forstchen
ISBN 13: 9780345316820
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