Praise for Gettysburg:
"Surprisingly plausible, written with compelling narrative force and meticulous detail."
-The Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Gingrich and Forschten write with authority and with sensitivity."-St. Louis Post Dispatch
"[Gettysburg] is believable and beautifully written...every bit as good as Michael Sharra's The Killer Angels. Not only do Gingrich and Forstchen bring the characters to life, and often horrible death, but they do so with memorable observations on the ways of war and vivid, technically accurate descriptions of frightful Civil War combat."-The Courier Journal (Kentucky)
"An eye-opener...filled with gore, smoke, heat of battle and a surprise ending. The writing is vivid and clear. A ripping good read."-Washington Times
"Well-executed alternative history. The authors show thorough knowledge of the people, weapons, tactics, and ambience of the civil war. A veritable feast."-Publishers Weekly
"Gettysburg is a creative, clever, and fascinating 'what if?' novel that promises to excite and entertain America's legions of Civil War buffs."-James Carville
Praise for Grant Comes East:
"Ulysses S. Grant is one of my Civil War favorites. I sat down on a weekend morning to read this book and, by night, I was still at it to the last page. Couldn't put it down. This is a very readable story of how President Abraham Lincoln finally put Grant in charge and changed the course of history."
- Liz Smith
"Gingrich and Forstchen have produced a very readable entry into the literature of speculative history. It will be interesting, perhaps even thrilling, to see how the military strategy and political maneuvering plays out in the next installment."
-Civil War Book Review
"With each book in their ongoing alternate history cycle, Gingrich and Forstchen have gone from strength to strength as storytellers. Unabashedly, this is a work of popular historical fiction; it aspires to entertain, first and foremost, but it has passages of genuine depth and poetry which elevate it above many other specimens of its peculiar sub-genre."
--William Trotter, The Charlotte Observer
"Gingrich and Forstchen portray icons like Grant and Lee as very real humans, beset with very real problems demanding decisions... This second volume is every bit as good as the first."
"An exciting alternative history of the Civil War. Character depictions are vivid, detailed, and insightful. One of the best novels of the Civil War to appear in recent years."
--Publishers Weekly (starred)
"A good yarn. The authors provide apt historically plausible detail to give substance to the premise. Colorful and imaginative historical fiction."
"What the authors come up with is as rivetingly plausible as what they devised in the previous novel. Notably original."
Praise for Never Call Retreat:
“The authors’ research is impeccable…the reader is left believing it could really have happened this way.”—Booklist
"Reasonably well-written and plausible, with excellent period photographs as a bonus."--Kirkus Reviews