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walkabout03 Apr 2012 1:02 p.m. PST

This is a great new novel about the battle of Gattysburg. Cain at Gettysburg is written by Ralph Peters who under the pen name Owen Parry wrote a series of ACW mysteries about Abel Jones. Heres a review from the Armchair General. link .Another review from MHQ link Also: link

Sparker Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 1:07 p.m. PST

Ralph Peters was a former US Army intel officer, and his 'Red Army' novel about the Soviet Army in WW3 is the best I've read in that genre. On the strength of that alone I am going to buy this book – the man can write!

PKay Inc Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 1:40 p.m. PST

Great book! I have a brief review on my blog:


john lacour Inactive Member03 Apr 2012 3:00 p.m. PST

red army is a great book. but the book war in 2020 by peters is terrible.

redbanner414503 Apr 2012 6:24 p.m. PST

You just talked me into buying for my kindle.

Whitestreak27 Apr 2012 7:19 p.m. PST

I'm about halfway through this book and it's certainly not at the focus level of "The Killer Angels."

As I don't know the battle intimately, I'm going to have to find a map that tracks the 26th NC and 26th Wisconsin to see where they're at – there's not a lot of familiar place names mentioned beyond XI Corps' action north of the town itself.

It *is* a very good book, and one I'll have to purchase. (I'm reading a public library copy at the moment.)

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