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William R. ForstchenWilliam R. Forstchen was born in New Jersey in 1950. After graduating from college he went on to a rather checkered career since the market for history teachers was all but dead back in the 1970s. He worked in construction, for awhile in Manhattan. He was an assistant greens keeper at a golf course, a hot walker at a race track, and worked as an apple picker and sorter.

He studied under Doctor Thomas Seay in the field of pscychology at Kutztown University. In 1978 he landed a job at a small boarding school up in Maine. The next ten years he spent teaching. He then broke into writing. Forstchen has published something like forty books and numerous articles and short stories.

In 1989, he was offered an Andrews Fellowship to do graduate studies in history at Purdue University where he spent the next four years. In 1993, he became an assistant professor of History at Montreat College, just outside of Asheville North Carolina. He is currently a full professor of history and Faculty Fellow.

Forstchen has a passion for flying. His days tend to get divided up between research and writing, teaching at Montreat College, spending time with his incredible daughter Meghan, and whenever it is around dawn and the wind is still, you can find him flying.

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The Final Day
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One Year After
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Pillar to the Sky
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Victory at Yorktown
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Battle of the Crater
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To Try Men's Souls
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Forstchen, William R. - Pillar to the Sky (Signed First Edition) Forstchen, William R. | Pillar to the Sky | Signed First Edition Book

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Battle of the Crater (Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Battle of the Crater | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2011 NY:  St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2011 NY:  St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Days of Infamy (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Days of Infamy | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book  2008  NY: St. Martin's First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket,signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Days of Infamy (First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Days of Infamy | First Edition Book

Hardcover Book.  2008  NY: St. Martin's First edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Gettysburg | Double-Signed 1st Edition Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Gettysburg | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  June 2003 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, later printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, remainder marked, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt - Grant Comes East (Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Grant Comes East | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2004  NY:  St. Martin's First edition, first printing,fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt - Grant Comes East (Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Grant Comes East | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2004  NY:  St. Martin's First edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Never Call Retreat (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Never Call Retreat | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Thomas Dunne Books  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Pearl Harbor (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Pearl Harbor | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - To Try Men's Souls (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | To Try Men's Souls | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. 2009 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - To Try Men's Souls (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | To Try Men's Souls | Double-Signed 1st Edition

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - To Try Men's Souls (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | To Try Men's Souls | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book. 2009 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, average (crushing to bottom) in a near-fine (minor rubbing to front) dust jacket, signed by BOTH authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory (Double-Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2010 NY:  St. Martin's   First edition, first printing, Fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by both authors, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - Victory at Yorktown (Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. | Victory at Yorktown | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed Hardcover Book.  November 2012 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing,mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. - 1945 (Signed First Edition) Gingrich, Newt & Forstchen, William R. |1945| Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1995 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Newt Gingrich.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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John Matherson Series

  1. One Second After - 2009
  2. One Year After - 2015
  3. The Final Day - January 2017

Magic: The Gathering Series

  1. Arena (1993)

The Lost Regiment Series

  1. Rally Cry (1990)
  2. Union Forever (1991)
  3. Terrible Swift Sword (1992)
  4. Fateful Lightning (1992)
  5. Battle Hymn (1997)
  6. Never Sound Retreat (1998)
  7. A Band of Brothers (1999)
  8. Men of War (1999)
  9. Down to the Sea (2000)

Ice Prophet Series

  1. Ice Prophet (1983)
  2. The Flame Upon the Ice (1984)
  3. A Darkness upon the Ice (1985)

Wing Commander Series

  1. Wing Commander: End Run (1993)
  2. Wing Commander: Fleet Action (1994)
  3. Wing Commander: Heart of the Tiger (1995) (along with Andrew Keith)
  4. Action Stations (1998)

Star Voyager Academy Series

  1. Star Voyager Academy (1994)
  2. Article 23 (1998)
  3. Prometheus (1999)

Civil War Trilogy (along with Newt Gingrich and Albert S. Hanser)

  1. Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War (2003)
  2. Grant Comes East (2004)
  3. Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory (2005)

Pacific War Series (along with Newt Gingrich)

  1. Pearl Harbor (2007)
  2. Days of Infamy (2008)

Legends of the Riftwar (along with Raymond E. Feist)

  • Honoured Enemy (2001)

Historical Fiction

  • We Look Like Men of War (2003)
  • The Battle of the Crater: A Novel (2011) (along with Newt Gingrich and Albert S. Hanser)

George Washington Series (along with Newt Gingrich and Albert S. Hanser)

  1. To Try Men's Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom (2009)
  2. Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory (2010)
  3. Victory at Yorktown (2012)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • The Forgotten War (1999)

Shattered Light Series

  1. Catseye (1999) (along with Jaki Demarest)

The Gamester Wars Trilogy

  1. The Alexandrian Ring (1987)
  2. The Assassin Gambit (1988)
  3. The Napoleon Wager (1993)

Non-Fiction

  • Hot Shots: An Oral History of the Air Force Combat Pilots of the Korean War (2000) (along with Jennie E. Chancey)
  • Hot Shots: America's First Jet Aces (2002) (along with Jennie E. Chancey)
  • Honor Untarnished: A West Point Graduate's Memoir of World War II (2003) (wrote introduction)
  • It Seemed Like a Good Idea...: A Compendium of Great Historical Fiascoe (2009)

The Crystal Series (along with Greg Morrison)

  1. The Crystal Warriors (1988)
  2. The Crystal Sorcerers (1991)

Stand-Alone Novels

  • Into the Sea of Stars (1986)
  • 1945 (1995) (along with Newt Gingrich)
  • The Four Magics (1996) (along with Larry Segriff)
  • Doctors of the Night (2011)
  • Pillar to the Sky (2014)

Short Stories

  • "A Hard Day for Mother", published in Alternate Generals (1998)
  • "Lee's Victory at Gettysburg… and Then What?", published in Alternate Gettysburgs (2002)
  • Day of Wrath (2014)

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