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 Post subject: Alternate History
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:07 am 
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Anyone a fan of the Gingrich trilogy? Although I enjoy Jeff Sharrah's novels, they seems to leave something of the "human element" out of them. These feel like a bit of fresh air. Of course, when you compare all Civil War fiction to Michael Sharrah, it seems like everybody comes up a little bit short.
I feel these read like a novel instead of historical fiction.
Like the authors, I agree that Lee would have most likely have hoped for a political victory instead of a military victory. Even have won at Gettysburg, Lee would not have had the military might to take Washington, in my humble opinion.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:47 am 
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Yes for Michael Sharrah!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:45 am 
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Newt Gingrich has at least one big advantage over Jeff Shaara: he's a lot better writer. I do not know how much of that is due to Gingrich's co-author, but it's true nonetheless.

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Thanks, Jason and Dwight!
I had been holding off on purchasing this one, but you both convinced me to take the plunge.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:38 pm 
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My pleasure, Scott! I dont know how much you are into audiobooks, but the reader of this trilogy is pretty good. His southern accents leave a little to be desired, but after awhile, you recognize the character by the voice he uses.

Dwight, I also am not sure about his co-author. The combination of the two is pretty amazing though.

Steve, Michael Sharrah set the bar so high for Civil War historical fiction that is doubtful anyone will ever come close.

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