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Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory

Gingrich, Newt; Forstchen, William R.

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ISBN 10: 0312342985 / ISBN 13: 9780312342982
Published by Thomas Dunne Books June 2005, 2005
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Signed by Author 0312342985 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by Newt Gingrich on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006862

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Title: Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final...

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books June 2005

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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New York Times bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen conclude their inventive trilogy with this remarkable answer to the great “what if” of the American Civil War: Could the South have indeed won?

After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills, General Robert E. Lee’s attempt to bring the war to a final conclusion by attacking Washington, D.C., fails. However, in securing Washington, the remnants of the valiant Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of the impetuous General Dan Sickles, is trapped and destroyed. For Lincoln there is only one hope left: that General Ulysses S. Grant can save the Union cause.

It is now August 22, 1863. Lincoln and Grant are facing a collapse of political will to continue the fight to preserve the Union. Lee, desperately short of manpower, must conserve his remaining strength while maneuvering for the killing blow that will take Grant’s army out of the fight and, at last, bring a final and complete victory for the South.

Pursuing the remnants of the defeated Army of the Potomac up to the banks of the Susquehanna, Lee is caught off balance when news arrives that General Ulysses S. Grant, in command of more than seventy thousand men, has crossed that same river, a hundred miles to the northwest at Harrisburg. As General Grant brings his Army of the Susquehanna into Maryland, Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia maneuvers for position. Grant first sends General George Armstrong Custer on a mad dash to block Lee’s path toward Frederick and with it control of the crucial B&O railroad, which moves troops and supplies. The two armies finally collide in Central Maryland, and a bloody week-long 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 critically acclaimed talents to bear in what is destined to become an immediate classic.

About the Author:

NEWT GINGRICH is the author of several bestselling books, including Gettysburg and Grant Comes East. Mr. Gingrich served in Congress for twenty years and is a former Speaker of the House, in which capacity he was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1995. He is a member of the Defense Policy Board and the U.S. National Security Commission, and he is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals. He is also the CEO of the Gingrich Group, a communications and consulting firm. Mr. Gingrich resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista. He has two daughters and two grandchildren.

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, PH.D., is a professor of history 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-winning We Look Like Men of War, a young-adult novel about an African-American regiment that fought at the Battle of the Crater; it is based upon his doctoral dissertation and was published by St. Martin’s Press. Dr. Fortschen has been a lifelong reenactor of the Civil War. He resides near Asheville, North Carolina, with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Meghan.

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