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The battle of the crater a novel of the Civil War #4

Gingrich, Newt. (Author). Forstchen, William R. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library GIN (Text) 33500010655835 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library GIN (Text) 33500010781540 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library GIN (Text) 35500004989230 Main Checked out 06/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0312607105
  • ISBN: 9780312607104
  • Physical Description: xii, 364 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Thomas Dunne Books."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: A tale inspired by the crushing 1864 Union defeat at the Battle of the Crater follows the investigation of reporter and Lincoln confidante James O'Reilly, who retraces the tragedy and how a promising campaign went wrong.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 October #2
    The Battle of the Crater, in the third year of the American Civil War, was a sorry affair, in which an ill-conceived and disastrously executed attempt by Union forces to blow up a mine under Confederate forces led, instead, to a Confederate victory but with horrible loss of life on both sides. The powerhouse historical-fiction team of Gingrich and Forstchen, moving fictionally from depictions and reinterpretations of military confrontations in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and WWII, alight this time on a return visit to the war between the North and South, specifically to the awful Battle of the Crater. This vivid novelization has as its overarching premise a request from President Lincoln that a friend of his from Illinois, reporter James O'Reilly, make battlefield sketches for him that depict, apart from official reports coming into the executive mansion, the reality of the loss of life on the fields of war. And O'Reilly's truth-in-sketches assignment extends to covering the court of inquiry over the debacle at the Battle of the Crater. An exciting entry in the authors' well-received series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Marketing initiatives for this novel are extensive, including an author tour; heavy publicity in print, online, and radio; and immediate CD availability from Macmillan Audio. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

NEWT GINGRICH, front-running Republican primary candidate for the 2012 Presidential Election, former Speaker of the House, bestselling author of Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor, the longest serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting Course for Major Generals at Air University, and an honorary Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. He resides in Virginia with his wife, Callista, with whom he hosts and produces documentaries, including their latest, “A City Upon A Hill”.

WILLIAM R. FORSTCHEN, Ph.D., is a Faculty Fellow at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of more than forty books. Forstchen’s doctoral dissertation on the 28th USCT was one of the first in depth studies of a USCT regiment. He is the New York Times best selling author of One Second After, published by Tor/Forge. He resides near Asheville, North Carolina, with his daughter, Meghan.

Subject: Petersburg Crater, Battle of, Va., 1864 Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.
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