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MacKinlay Kantor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and master storyteller, shows us how the South could have won the Civil War, how two small shifts in history (as we know it) in the summer of 1863 could have turned the tide for the Confederacy. What would have happened: to the Union, to Abraham Lincoln, to the people of the North and South, to the world?  

If the South Had Won the Civil War originally appeared in Look Magazine nearly half a century ago. It immediately inspired a deluge of letters and telegrams from astonished readers and became an American classic overnight. Published in book form soon after, Kantor's masterpiece has been unavailable for a decade. Now, this much-requested classic is once again available for a new generation of listeners.  

It all begins on that fateful afternoon of Tuesday, May 12, 1863, when a deplorable equestrian accident claims the life of General Ulysses S. Grant....

©1960 MacKinlay Kantor; Renewed copyright 1988 by The Estate of MacKinlay Kantor; "An Historical Inversion" copyright 1967 by MacKinlay Kantor; Renewed copyright 1995 by The Estate of MacKinlay Kantor; Introduction copyright 2001 by Harry N. Turtledove (P)2019 Tantor

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  • brian
  • 2019-04-01

Awesome that this book is now in audio format.

I hope this book influences alternate history authors on and off line in the years to come. One of the first alternate history books many have read, no doubt. Shame it wasn't expanded on morein several areas, who some other Presidents of the US and CS were, and so on. Narration leaves a lot to be desired, however. Still, one of the best.

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