Grant Comes East

Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen; Read by Boyd Gaines

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Grant Comes East, the sequel in the bestselling series by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, continues the story of a Confederate victory at Gettysburg.

Across 140 years, nearly all historians have agreed that after the defeat of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg, the taking of Washington, DC, would end the war. But was it possible?
Lee knows that a frontal assault against such fortifications could devastate his army, but it is a price he fears must be paid for final victory. 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. Lincoln will mobilize the garrison of Washington to hold on no matter what the costs.

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. The defeated Army of the Potomac, staggered by the debacle dealt at Gettysburg, is not yet completely out of the fight, and is slowly reorganizing. Its rogue commander, General Dan Sickles, is thirsting for revenge against Lee, the restoration of the honor of his army, and the fulfillment of his own ambitions, which reach all the way to the White House. All these factors will come together in a climatic struggle spanning the ground from Washington, through Baltimore, to the banks of the Susquehanna River.

Once again, Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen create a brilliant story of how the Civil War could have unfolded. In Grant Comes East, they use their years of research and expertise to take readers on an incredible journey.

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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.

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Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen; Read by Boyd Gaines

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, is the author of six books including the bestsellers Gettysburg, Contract With America and To Renew America. He is CEO of The Gingrich Group and a news and political analyst for the Fox News Channel.

Dr. William R. Forstchen is the author of over thirty works of historical fiction and historical research. He holds a Ph.D. with a specialization in military history from Purdue University.

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Grant Comes East
Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen; Read by Boyd Gaines

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2004
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593974626
ISBN10: 1593974620
Audio Run Time: 15:30
$19.99

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Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2004
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593974633
ISBN10: 1593974639
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
June 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312309381
ISBN10: 0312309384
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 416 pages, Includes black-and-white maps and illustrations
$16.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429904667
ISBN10: 1429904666
400 pages
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