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Gettysburg: An Alternate History

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  3 reviews
“A fascinating ‘what-if’ journey . . . especially recommended reading for Civil War buffs [and] ‘Alternative Universe’ science fiction fans.”
–The Midwest Book Review

In the Battle of Gettysburg, the difference between victory and defeat was as narrow and sharp as a knife edge. And in those three horrific days of sweltering heat and roaring cannon fire, the outcome was dec
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 27th 2007 by Presidio Press (first published 1997)
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Sep 18, 2008 Nick rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Civil War buffs, alternate history fans
Unlike some authors who use alternate history as a springboard to tell political or social stories, this really IS just an alternate history story, the tale of what might have happened in the great battle at Gettysburg. In some ways, that weakens the book's impact, because Tsouras makes no real attempt to examine what have happened as a result of the altered battle, but it's still an interesting story.
As something of a Civil War buff, I found his chosen points of change to be plausible and reaso
I've always been a great fan of Alternate History. But i think i'd prefer it in full novel mode while this book tries to be the middle ground between a pure chronology or diary of the famous battle and a novel telling us about persons living through it.
Therefore i had a lot of trouble following the first hundred and eighty or two hundred pages as they put a lot of emphasis on the large scale happenings, which regiment was led by whom and the respective sizes before and after a certain charge or
Jul 26, 2007 Hanjinax rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Civil War Buffs

Painstakingly detailed book that presents an alternative history of the battle of Gettysburg. Tsouras certainly has produced a well researched product, as the mountain of footnotes can attest to. If you are a Civil War buff this will probably be a really fun book for you. For the layman it is really probably too difficult to follow and bogs down in technical details. I loved it but it's definitely not for everyone.
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