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The Last Full Measure

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
As the author of the bestselling Lost Fleet series, Jack Campbell s name is well-known to fans of interstellar heroics. Now, with his thrilling new novella The Last Full Measure, Campbell brings his keen eye for military adventure and political intrigue to a tale that is earthbound, but no less wondrous...

In a transformed mid-nineteenth century America dominated by plantat
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Hardcover, 98 pages
Published June 30th 2013 by Subterranean Press (first published June 10th 2013)
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Karl
This is copy 248 of 250 signed numbered copies. This book is signed by Jack Campbell and is illustrated by David Palumbo.
Stefan
The Last Full Measure is an alternate history novella by Jack Campbell, set in the middle of the Nineteenth Century in the US around the time of the Gettysburg Address. (The title is actually a famous quote from that speech.)

Well, I didn't like this one at all as you can see from the rare one star rating. If you're interested in finding out more, you can read the entire review on my site Far Beyond Reality!
Kat  Hooper
Mar 22, 2014 Kat Hooper rated it liked it
Originally posted at FanLit: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...

Jack Campbell, a retired U.S. Navy officer, is best known for his military science fiction novels which he writes under the pseudonym Jack Campbell (the LOST FLEET series) and his real name, John G. Hemry (STARK’S WAR, JAG IN SPACE). With his latest offering, a novella called The Last Full Measure, he brings his military mind back down to earth.

In this alternate history, the U.S. government no longer upholds the constitution. T
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Ron
Jun 06, 2015 Ron rated it really liked it
About 30 years ago I read one of the finest novels ever written, Michael Shaara's "The Killer Angels". It introduced me to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, one of the true heroes on the Union Side at the battle of Gettysburg. Shaara's son Jeff wrote a sequel to that novel many years later titled "The Last Full Measure". The book I have just read, a novella also titled "The Last Full Measure", is not that book, but rather an alternate history novel where the 19th century is turned on its ear and the ...more
Fantasy Literature
Aug 07, 2013 Fantasy Literature rated it liked it
Jack Campbell, a retired U.S. Navy officer, is best known for his military science fiction novels which he writes under the pseudonym Jack Campbell (the LOST FLEET series) and his real name, John G. Hemry (STARK’S WAR, JAG IN SPACE). With his latest offering, a novella called The Last Full Measure, he brings his military mind back down to earth.

In this alternate history, the U.S. government no longer upholds the constitution. The president’s free use of the Alien and Sedition Acts have put the m
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Christian
I am fascinated by alternative history and always looking for good examples of this genre. This was an OK novel with a somewhat interesting premise. Set in 1865, Abraham Lincoln and a number of other real historical figures are fighting a tyrannical U.S. government that had long ago politicized the army, making it the strong arm of a regime dominated by southern slave interests. While the premise was so-so, its 98 page length made speed reading it quite palatable. Would that there were more ...more
David Marshall
Jun 19, 2013 David Marshall rated it did not like it
Tedious alternate history novelette that rams its right wing politics at you as if there's no other conceivable way of thinking.

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Mar 10, 2015 Michael Frasca rated it it was ok
- An ending that you can see coming a mile away.
- The dialogue is stilted and sounds more like a textbook than two people talking.
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Jack Campbell is a pseudonym for American science fiction author John G. Hemry.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

John G. Hemry is an American author of military science fiction novels. Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark's War and Paul Sinclair series.
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