It is November 1864 and General Sherman’s army is marching through Georgia. Sherman has recently burned much of Atlanta and meets very little opposition as his 60,000-man army aims for Savannah. General Hood’s Confederate army will soon be defeated in Tennessee by General Thomas’s Union forces. General Grant is squeezing the vise he has placed around Petersburg, and the CoIt is November 1864 and General Sherman’s army is marching through Georgia. Sherman has recently burned much of Atlanta and meets very little opposition as his 60,000-man army aims for Savannah. General Hood’s Confederate army will soon be defeated in Tennessee by General Thomas’s Union forces. General Grant is squeezing the vise he has placed around Petersburg, and the Confederate capital Richmond is threatened. General Lee’s troops are demoralized, many shoeless, and some are deserting to return home so they can help feed and protect their family. The South has all but lost the Civil War and leaders on both sides sense the end is near. It is just a matter of time, yet the Confederates do not give up or in. They are hoping for a miracle. Across the ocean comes a foreign fleet of submarines, promising to save the South from inevitable defeat. Is that possible? What could be their motive? And why -- oh why -- do they come at the last hour? This ‘alternative history’ of how the Civil War ends presents both real and imagined events of that momentous conflict. Alternate Civil War history is now a common genre, with many essays and novels that posit a different ending. A subgroup of this genre invokes time travel to effect a different ending to the war. In Out of Time you will find my own unique alternate-outcome scenario. ...
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out of time an alternative outcome to the civil war Reviews
Intriguing premiseAnother reviewer asked a pertinent question - If Imperial Germany had a time machine in 1918, couldn't they have found a better way to deploy it? I'm not sure. If one assumes some of the "rules" and contradictions set forth in a long tradition of time travel stories there would be some things the Germans could not or would not want to do. For instance in addition to not wanting to risk the Kaiser in an effort to send him back to 1914, it may not be physically possible for two Wilhelms to occupy the same time. Even if it were possible what do you do with two Kaisers (or anyone else) in 1914 and 1918. There are other possible problems along these lines, for instance there may be a minimum time frame into which time travelers can be sent. I'm sure readers can think of other problems with sending people into the recent past. Then there is the problem with the imprecision of the machine and limits on how much material can be transported. The Germans woud need a moving target and a time and place where a few people and a small amount of equipment would be decisive and tilt history in favor of Imperial Germany. Their plan for a Confederate victory and an end to slavery looks pretty good.
A cheap ripoffThis book, is a cheap and not well done one at that. The book knocks off Guns of the South by Harry Turtldove from plot line, to the story, to the use of a female soldier. The author's grasp of reality history is deplorable. Such as stating that Tad Lincoln visited City Point, VA with his mother Mary in 1865. Neither happened, as Tad was dead, and I assume not disinterred from his grave. Mary remained in Washington.His characters follow the basic the south wins the war formula. Lee becomes the leading abolitionist the South has ever known. I love this formula. I can see the whole South saying we just lost 320,000 people and had a lost our entire country's wealth, but let's give the North one of their major demands.His German would get you thrown out of the High school class I took 25 years ago.All in all a clichéd horribly written story. I would have given him another star had he tried. Instead he template someone Else's story and did a bad job at that.
Good readI enjoyed the premise. Needs a little editing, but otherwise great story. Looking forward to more from this author. Thanks