Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory

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Macmillan, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 640 pages
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The New York Times bestselling authors of Gettysburg continue their inventive series with this remarkable answer to the great "what-if" of the American Civil War:

After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E. Lee's attempt to bring the war to an end by attacking Washington, D.C., fails. However, in securing Washington, the remnants of the valiant Union Army of the Potomac are trapped and destroyed. For Lincoln, there is only one hope left, that General Ulysses S. Grant can save the Union cause.

It is August 22, 1863. Pursuing the Union troops up to the banks of the Susquehanna, Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that Grant, in command of over seventy thousand men, has crossed that same river. The two armies finally collide in Central Maryland and a bloody weeklong battle ensues along the banks of Monocacy Creek. This must be the "final" battle for both sides.

In Never Call Retreat, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen bring all of their now critically acclaimed talents to bear in what is destined to become an immediate classic.

 

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NEVER CALL RETREAT: A Novel of the Civil War

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

What if the Civil War had ended in the summer of 1863?Those who suspect that former Speaker of the House Gingrich's politics hinge on getting even for Appomattox may be surprised to read in the pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam West - Goodreads

Please see my review for Gettysburg, by the same authors. This was the third and finally book in a trilogy that began with the aforementioned book. I thought this book offered a sobering reality check about the Civil War and how it would have ended if Lee had won the Battle of Gettysburg. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
42
Section 4
58
Section 5
80
Section 6
107
Section 7
125
Section 8
145
Section 16
311
Section 17
352
Section 18
379
Section 19
397
Section 20
435
Section 21
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Section 22
476
Section 23
508

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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About the author (2007)

NEWT GINGRICH, former Speaker of the House, is the author of several bestselling books, includingGettysburg and Grant Comes East. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and co-chair of the UN Task Force, is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals, served in Congress for twenty years, and wasTime magazine's 1995 "Man of the Year." He is also the founder of the Center for Health Transformation. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. The Gingrich family includes two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.



WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D.,
is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University and specialized in the American Civil War. He is the author of more than forty books, including the award-winningWe Look Like Men of War, a young-adult novel about an African-American regiment that fought at the Battle of the Crater; which is based upon his doctoral dissertation. William is a pilot and currently restoring a replica of a P-51 Mustang. He resides near Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Meghan.

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