33831Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Newt Gingrichs Triology
- Sep 5, 2005RICKY ,JAMES,Read all three ASAP. Agree that Union movements on river and wagon were grossly exagerated on speed. But I enjoyed all 3 books immensely. The 1st my favorite. Of course I grew up and live next to Stones River Battfld. And GGgrandfather fought at Richmond KY under Cleburne.As for Lee, by July1863, I truly believe that he began to believe that the cause was becoming a slavery issue and less the wishes of Virginia and the Confederacy in his mind. I think that explains his assault via Picket and and disregarding Longstreet's advise. He placed the result with God. To me [Gettisburg] in July of 1862 under all the same circumstances , Lee would not have attacked the heights and would have acted more like the Gingrich and Forstchen books MONot an alternate history book, but a new read is Bright Starry Bannerabout Sheridan, Polk , Bragg, Rosy and others at the battle of Stones River.
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I have not yet finished the third book but i see how
it is coming together or apart whichever way you want
to see it. i am frustrated at a couple part but over
all i would definently recommend it.
My issues are with how quickly the yankees transport
people. And jeff davis coming down on Lee like he did.
James any thught on those?
--- James2044 <james2044@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ricky Washburn
> <rwwiv@y...> wrote:
> > Have any of yall read the three altenrate history
> > books- Gettysburg, grant comes east, never call
> > retreat? Opinions?
> Ricky, I started out wanting nothing to do with
> "Gettysburg" and
> disliking the idea of the book. One afternoon I
> picked it up in
> Borders, nothing else to look at, Knowing I would
> hate it and ready to
> pick it apart. LOVED IT! Brought it home and was
> totally hooked!
> Bought the others the 1st day and read them ASAP.
> Newt knows his history and much of the fun is seeing
> how he brings real
> events into "his history". The more you know, the
> more fun the books
> are and the more you see and understand.
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