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William R. Forstchen

William R. Forstchen

William R. Forstchen is the author of the New York Times bestseller One Second After and We Look Like Men of War, among numerous other books in diverse subjects ranging from history to science fiction. He has co-authored several books with Newt Gingrich, including Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, Days of Infamy, To Try Men’s Souls and Valley Forge. Forstchen holds a Ph.D. in History from Purdue University, with specializations in military history and the history of technology. He is currently a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College, near Asheville North Carolina. He is a pilot and flies an original WWII recon "warbird." He resides near Asheville with his daughter Meghan.

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  • Newt Gingrich Discusses his book, To Try Men's Souls

    Author Newt Gingrich, appearing at Mount Vernon, discusses his latest historical novel, To Try Men's Souls.

  • Callista Gingrich interviews Newt Gingrich on Days of Infamy, Part 2

    Hear Newt Gingrich discuss his historical novel Days of Infamy, written with co-author William R. Forstchen. In this author interview with Callista Gingrich, he discusses why he calls his books "active histories."

  • Pearl Harbor by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the novel Pearl Harbor by bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. This powerful saga covers the heroic highs and horrifying lows of America's darkest day—from the White House to the Wheeler Army Air Field, from top-brass military officers, national leaders, and admirals to the ordinary citizens caught in the chaos of war.

  • Newt Gingrich on his book Grant Comes East

    Listen to Newt Gingrich introduce his historical novel Grant Comes East, written with co-author William R. Forstchen. 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.

  • Never Call Retreat by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the historical novel Never Call Retreat by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. The New York Times bestselling authors conclude their inventive trilogy with this remarkable answer to the great "what if" of the American Civil War: Could the South have indeed won?

  • To Try Men's Souls by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the novel To Try Men's Souls by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. This historical fiction audiobook is narrated by Callista Gingrich, William Dufris, and Eric Conger. After two bestselling series examining the Civil War and WWII, Gingrich and Forstchen have turned their sharp eye for detail on the Revolutionary War. Their story follows three men with three very different roles to play in history: General George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Jonathan Van Dorn, a pr

  • Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the historical novel Valley Forge by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. The audiobook is narrated by William Dufris and Callista Gingrich.

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Honor Untarnished

General Donald V. Bennett(retired) with William R. Forstchen

Forge Books

What the bestsellers Flags of Our Fathers was to Iwo Jima and Duty to the mission of the Enola Gay, Honor Untarnished is to the World War II tour of duty of young graduate...

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Pillar to the Sky

William Forstchen

Tor Books

From William Forstchen, the New York Times bestselling author of One Second After, comes Pillar to the Sky, a towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston’s...

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Victory at Yorktown

George Washington Series

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Thomas Dunne Books

New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen present the triumphant conclusion to their George Washington series—a novel of leadership, brotherhood,...

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To Make Men Free

George Washington Series

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

Thomas Dunne Books

With To Make Men Free (originally published as The Battle of the Crater), New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen take readers to the center...

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