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.
Civil War Trilogy #3
Thomas Dunne Books
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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 â€śwhat ifâ€ť of the
American Civil War: Could the South have indeed won?
After his great victories at Gettysburg and Union Mills,
General Robert E. Leeâ€™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 Grantâ€™s army out of the
fight and, at last, bring a final and complete victory for
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. Leeâ€™s Army of Northern Virginia
maneuvers for position. Grant first sends General George
Armstrong Custer on a mad dash to block Leeâ€™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 â€śfinalâ€ť battle for both sides.
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