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The day after Gettysburg, by Robert Conroy and J.R. Dunn

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The day after Gettysburg
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The day after Gettysburg
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by Robert Conroy and J.R. Dunn
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eng
Summary
"New Alternate History from a Master of the Form: Robert Conroy was an unalloyed master of alternate history. Now, J.R. Dunn completes one of his final novels. LEE STRIKES BACK! After a terrible setback at Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee does not retreat across the Potomac and his ultimate surrender at Appomattox. Instead, he turns the tables on Union General George Meade with a vicious counterattack that sets the Union Army on its heels. While Lee sets across Pennsylvania in a dazzling war of maneuver, a crazed actor closes in on President Abraham Lincoln. Standing in his way is Major Steve Thorne, a thoughtful lawyer-turned-soldier fighting for the Union and his own self-respect, and Cassandra Baird, a young woman whose courage is only surpassed by her determination to teach emancipated slaves to read and write, and so ensure their freedom. Opposing them is Colonel Corey Wade, a brave Confederate officer who is just as determined to fight to the death for his honor and that of his state. And, in the end, the fate of a nation may come down to a freed slave named Hadrian, a man with an iron resolve never to return to bondage. The time has come to strike a blow for liberty--or go down swinging! About Germanica: "Conroy captures the intricacies of WWII with an eye for historical nuance, and he crafts a believable alternate ending to the war. [T]he story is buoyed by Conroy's effective snapshot of the era."--Publishers Weekly "[A] gripping alternate World War II saga."--Library Journal About Rising Sun: "Conroy extrapolates a new and militarily plausible direction for WWII. A thrilling adventure."--Booklist About Himmler's War: "[Conroy] adds a personal touch to alternate history by describing events through the eyes of fictional characters serving on the front lines. VERDICT: Historical accuracy in the midst of creative speculation makes this piece of alternate history believable."--Library Journal"--
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Conroy’s death in 2014 left many fans of alternate history grieving. Fortunately he left behind unfinished work, including this Civil War novel, expertly completed by novelist and military historian Dunn. The day after the horrific battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, Gen. Robert E. Lee decides that the Union army under Gen. George Meade is as battered as the Confederates, if not more, and he attacks the hesitant Meade instead of fleeing across the Potomac River. The surprising and bloody result reinserts the Southerners deep into Pennsylvania, to the state’s suffering, along with inspiring John Wilkes Booth to craft a somewhat different plot against President Lincoln, two years early. As always, Conroy’s work effectively focuses on those with boots on the ground, revealing snippets of grand strategy and confusion through the eyes of historical luminaries such as Lee and Lincoln. The novel too strictly follows Conroy’s usual formulas, including a romance between the hero and an affluent heroine, but fans will be pleased that Dunn’s work also matches Conroy’s high standards for writing style, solid plotting, and frenetic battle scenes. Agent (for Conroy): Eleanor Wood, Spectrum Literary. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 18, p)
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10569100
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1938-2014
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Conroy, Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O51986
LC item number
D39 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Dunn, J. R.
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  • Slaves
  • Soldiers
  • United States
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adult
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The day after Gettysburg, by Robert Conroy and J.R. Dunn
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25 cm
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359 pages
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9781481483384
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2017009970
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Label
The day after Gettysburg, by Robert Conroy and J.R. Dunn
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9781481483384
Lccn
2017009970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
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  • 978351819
  • (OCoLC)978351819

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