The Guns of the South by Harry TurtledoveThe Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

The Guns of the South

byHarry Turtledove

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 1993

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"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read."
Professor James M. McPherson
Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower.
Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible, its lethal efficiency breathtaking--and Rhoodie guarantees unlimited quantitites to the Confederates.
The name of the weapon is the AK-47....
Selected by the Science Fiction Book Club
A Main Selection of the Military Book Club
Harry Turtledove is the award-winning author of the alternate-history works The Man with the Iron Heart, The Guns of the South, and How Few Remain (winner of the Sidewise Award for Best Novel); the War That Came Early novels: Hitler’s War, West and East, The Big Switch, Coup d’Etat, and Two Fronts; the Worldwar saga: In the Balance, Ti...
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Title:The Guns of the SouthFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 6.88 × 4.16 × 0.94 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345384687

ISBN - 13:9780345384683

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read even a second time Well researched and written, the multitude of changes from one little action are staggering.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the level of detail that went into it. The alternate history aspect of the book, along with the time travel feature, were a lot of fun.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Guns of the South Although a little far fetchedwith the time travel bit it was a pretty good read. Very historical.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money Amazing "Alternative history" Story, Well worth the money, which gave me a new found interest in the american civil war.
Date published: 2000-06-20

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With the power and assurance of a master storyteller and the scrupulous accuracy of a trained historian, Harry Turtledove has created an immense, meticulously detailed, and utterly plausible world in which history takes a most unexpected turn. In The Guns of the South, Turtledove takes one of the most dramatic, bloody, and tumultuous episodes in our life as a nation, the Civil War, and vividly imagines what might have been had the rebels prevailed. In the unusually cold winter of 1864, General Robert E. Lee finds himself and his Army of Northern Virginia huddled on the banks of the Rapidan, trying to fight a war despite meager rations and a terrible lack of equipment - indeed, some of his men do not even have shoes. But when Lee finds a way to arm his forces, the tide suddenly turns; the rebels win a decisive victory at the Battle of Wilderness. Lee presses his advantage, marching on Washington. But if Lincoln surrenders, and the Confederacy can negotiate independence from the Union, there remain many obstacles to peace. The disputed states of Kentucky and Missour