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William R. Forstchen

Autor(a) de One Second After

58+ Works 12,324 Membros 283 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Writer and educator William R. Forstchen was born in New Jersey in 1950. He received a B.A. from Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and a M.A. in European history and a Ph.D. in military history from Purdue University. Forstchen teaches at Montreat College in Asheville, North Carolina. mostrar mais Forstchen uses his knowledge of military history to create science fiction stories of other universes and societies. His series include Gamestar Wars, Ice Prophet, and The Lost Regiment. He is also the co-author with Newt Gingrich of 1945, an alternative history of World War II. His other stand-alone novels include The Four Magics, Doctors of the Night, One Second After and its sequel, One Year After which hit the New York Times Bestseller list in September 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por William R. Forstchen

One Second After (2009) 2,362 exemplares
Honored Enemy (2001) 1,368 exemplares
Gettysburg (2003) 625 exemplares
One Year After (2015) 533 exemplares
Grant Comes East (2004) 463 exemplares
Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th (2007) — Autor — 399 exemplares
Arena (1994) 384 exemplares
The Final Day (2017) 332 exemplares
Rally Cry (1990) 327 exemplares
Days of Infamy (2008) 275 exemplares
The Forgotten War (1999) 256 exemplares
The Union Forever (1991) 230 exemplares
Fateful Lightning (1993) 226 exemplares
1945 (1995) 206 exemplares
Terrible Swift Sword (1992) 200 exemplares
Never Sound Retreat (1998) 177 exemplares
Battle Hymn (1997) 160 exemplares
The Battle of the Crater: A Novel (2011) 148 exemplares
Pillar to the Sky (2014) 146 exemplares
Down To The Sea (2000) 143 exemplares
A Band of Brothers (1999) 142 exemplares
48 Hours: A Novel (2019) 140 exemplares
Men of War (1999) 139 exemplares
Victory at Yorktown: A Novel (George Washington Series) (2012) — Autor — 132 exemplares
Wing Commander: End Run (1994) 130 exemplares
Article 23 (1998) 128 exemplares
Wing Commander: Fleet Action (1994) 125 exemplares
Star Voyager Academy (1994) 120 exemplares
Wing Commander: Heart Of The Tiger (1995) 112 exemplares
Ice prophet (1983) 99 exemplares
The Crystal Warriors (1988) 86 exemplares
The Flame upon the Ice (1984) 86 exemplares
Prometheus (1999) — Autor — 83 exemplares
The Crystal Sorcerers (1991) 78 exemplares
Darkness upon the Ice (1985) 76 exemplares
Wing Commander: Action Stations (1998) 71 exemplares
Gamester Wars 3-in-1 (1995) 69 exemplares
Into the Sea of Stars (1986) 66 exemplares
Wing Commander: False Colors (1998) 63 exemplares
The Alexandrian Ring (1987) 62 exemplares
Day of Wrath (2014) 48 exemplares
The Assassin Gambit (1988) 47 exemplares
Five Years After (2023) 42 exemplares
The Napoleon Wager (1993) 28 exemplares
We Look Like Men of War (2003) 28 exemplares
The Four Magics (1996) 20 exemplares
The John Matherson Series (2017) 3 exemplares
Cena svobody (2003) 1 exemplar
The Gamester Wars 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Alternate Generals (1998) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear (1996) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
Arabesques: More Tales of the Arabian Nights (1988) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Guns of Darkness (1987) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Dragon's Eye (1994) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
The Day the Magic Stopped (1995) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Alternate Gettysburgs (2002) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Forstchen, William R.
Nome legal
Forstchen, William Robert
Data de nascimento
1950-10-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Millburn, New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
Millburn, New Jersey, USA (birth)
Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA
Educação
Purdue University (PhD)
Rider College
Ocupações
professor
historian
author
novelist
Organizações
Montreat College

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William R. Forstchen has a Ph.D. from Purdue University with specializations in Military History and the History of Technology. He is a Faculty Fellow and Professor of History at Montreat College. He is the author of fifty books including the New York Times bestselling series One Second After, the Lost Regiment series, and the award-winning young adult novel, We Look Like Men of War. He has also authored numerous short stories and articles about military history and military technology.

Dr. Forstchen's interests include the Civil War, archaeological research on sites in Mongolia, and the potential of space exploration. As a pilot he owns and flies an original World War II "recon bird." Dr. Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his dog Maggie.

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This was a book that explored four main facets of American's War for Independence: 1) Washington Crossing the Delaware 2) Thomas Paine's contributions 3) Brutal conditions suffered by American Troops 4) Hessian involvement. If you are wanting blow by blow battle scenes, this book is not for you. There are few battles. The book focuses more on the conditions under which America's troops labored; and they were brutal, more so than I had realized. I was leery of reading this book because I had to read some of the author's position papers for a class I took, and I was not a fan! That being said, this book is top notch, IMHO. 345 pages… (mais)
 
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Tess_W | 10 outras críticas | Feb 15, 2024 |
Fantastic! What a great read! Well preformed narration. Refreshing, moving, emotional, hopeful, action - this book has it all. Most highly recommended.

FROM AMAZON: A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey

Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos.

Gary Morgan - a brilliant renegade scientist pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple, and affordable.

Eva Morgan - a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukranian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower that would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever.

Gunther Rothenberg - the ancient but revered rocket scientist who labored at Peenemünde with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Eva for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision.

Franklin Smith - the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy, and most important, finance their herculean undertaking.

This journey to the stars will not be easy; it will be a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance.
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Gmomaj | 8 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
FROM AMAZON: This novella by NewYork Times bestselling author William R. Forstchen imagines a horrifying scenario where, in the course of one day, the terrorist group ISIS carries out massacres in schools and on highways across the United States. With a surprisingly small but well-organized and ruthless force, the nightmarish devastation brings America to a state of near paralysis.

Bob Petersen arrives with his daughter at the middle school in Maine where he teaches, expecting another regular day but worried about what recent ominous news reports might portend. Suddenly his school - along with many others across the United States - is under attack. Gunmen burst in, slaughtering children and adults alike.

From the ISIS leader in Syria to the murderous rampages throughout the States, Day of Wrath reveals with chilling effect how national panic and paralyzing terror can bring a mighty country to a near standstill. Petersen's fight to save lives and stop the merciless gunmen provides edge-of-your-seat drama.
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Gmomaj | 3 outras críticas | Jan 21, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this one again. Remembered almost nothing. I like this one a little better than Jimmy the Hand, it felt more like it was part of the larger narrative.it belonged in the larger riftcycle.
 
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BooksForDinner | 14 outras críticas | Dec 13, 2023 |

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Obras
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Membros
12,324
Popularidade
#1,902
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
283
ISBN
332
Línguas
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Marcado como favorito
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