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William R. Forstchen (born 1950) is an American author who began publishing in 1983 with the novel Ice Prophet. He is a Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University with specializations in Military History, the American Civil War and the History of Technology.

Forstchen is the author of more than forty books, including the award winning We Look Like Men of War, a young adult novel about an African-American regiment that fought at the Battle of the Crater, which is based upon his doctoral dissertation, The 28th USCTs: Indiana’s African-Americans go to War, 1863-1865 and the "Lost Regiment" series which has been optioned by both Tom Cruise and M. Night Shyamalan.

Forstchen’s writing efforts have, in recent years, shifted towards historical fiction and non fiction. In 2002 he started the “Gettysburg” trilogy with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; the trilogy consists of Gettysburg, Grant Comes East, and Never Call Retreat. More recently, they have published two works on the events leading up to Pearl Harbor and immediately after that attack Pearl Harbor, and Days of Infamy. Their current focus is on the American Revolution with the publication in 2009 of "To Try Men's Souls," a novel about Washington's crossing of the Delaware and Tom Paine's writing "The American Crisis," and in 2010 will release a novel about Valley Forge and the Battle of Monmouth Court House.

In March 2009, Forstchen’s latest work, One Second After, (Forge/St. Martin’s books) was released and immediately reached the New York Times best seller list where it remained for six weeks. Based upon several years of intensive research and interviews, it examines what might happen in a “typical” American town in the wake of an attack on the United States with “electro-magnetic pulse” (EMP) weapons. Similar in plotting to books such as On the Beach and Alas BabylonOne Second After, is set in a small college town in western North Carolina and is a cautionary tale of the collapse of social order in the wake of an EMP strike. The book was cited on the floor of Congress and before the House Armed Services Committee by Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), chair of the House Committee tasked to evaluate EMP weapons, as a realistic portrayal of the potential damage rendered by an EMP attack on the continental United States.

Forstchen resides near Asheville, North Carolina with his daughter Meghan. His other interests include archaeology, and he has participated in several expeditions to Mongolia and Russia. He is a pilot and co owns an original 1943 Aeronca L-3B recon plane used in World War II.

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Total Books: 113
The Final Day A Novel
2017 - The Final Day a Novel [A John Matherson Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765376756
ISBN-10: 076537675X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

One Year After A John Matherson Novel
2017 - One Year After a John Matherson Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765376725
ISBN-10: 0765376725
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Final Day
2017 - The Final Day [John Matherson, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765376732
ISBN-10: 0765376733
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Pillar to the Sky A Novel
2016 - Pillar to the Sky a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765369871
ISBN-10: 0765369877
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

One Year After A Novel
2016 - One Year After a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765376718
ISBN-10: 0765376717
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 10

One Year After
2015 - One Year After [After, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765376701
ISBN-10: 0765376709
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 9

Pillar to the Sky
2015 - Pillar to the Sky (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765334398
ISBN-10: 0765334399
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

Day of Wrath
2014 - Day of Wrath (Audio CD)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781481521352
ISBN-10: 1481521357
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Victory at Yorktown
2013 - Victory at Yorktown [George Washington, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312607081
ISBN-10: 0312607083
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Victory at Yorktown A Novel
2012 - Victory at Yorktown a Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781427221841
ISBN-10: 1427221847
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Battle of the Crater A Novel
2012 - The Battle of the Crater a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312607098
ISBN-10: 0312607091
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Une Seconde Apres
2011 - Une Seconde Apres [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782253128892
ISBN-10: 2253128899
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Battle of the Crater
2011 - The Battle of the Crater (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312607104
ISBN-10: 0312607105
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 5

Valley Forge
2011 - Valley Forge [Revolutionary War, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312592882
ISBN-10: 0312592884
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

One Second After
2011 - One Second After (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765356864
ISBN-10: 0765356864
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 83

Valley Forge George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
2010 - Valley Forge George Washington and the Crucible of VIctory [George Washington 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312591076
ISBN-10: 0312591071
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

To Try Men's Souls A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom
Days of Infamy
2010 - Days of Infamy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312372255
ISBN-10: 0312372256
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 5

To Try Men's Souls A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom
Pearl Harbor
2009 - Pearl Harbor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312943394
ISBN-10: 0312943393
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 4

Pearl Harbor A Novel of December 8th
2008 - Pearl Harbor a Novel of December 8th (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312366230
ISBN-10: 031236623X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

2007 - Pearl Harbor a Novel of December 8th [Pacific War, Bk 1 - Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Honored Enemy [Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Pearl Harbor [Pacific War, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Never Call Retreat [Civil War, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - Honored Enemy [Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - Never Call Retreat [Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - Rally Cry [Lost Regiment Numbered] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Audio CD
2000 - Down to the Sea [Lost Regiment, Bk 9] (Paperback)
1999 - Men of War [Lost Regiment, Bk 8] (Paperback)
1999 - The Forgotten War [Star Trek: The Next Generation] (Paperback)
1999 - Catseye [Shattered Light, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1999 - A Band of Brothers [Lost Regiment, 7] (Paperback)
1998 - Never Sound Retreat [Lost Regiment, Bk 6] (Paperback)
1997 - Battle Hymn [Lost Regiment, No 5] (Paperback)
1996 - The Four Magics [Wing Commander] (Paperback)
1994 - Arena [Magic: The Gathering, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1994 - End Run [Wing Commander] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Fleet Action [Wing Commander Series, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1993 - The Napoleon Wager [The Gamester Wars, No 3] (Paperback)
1993 - Fateful Lightning [Lost Regiment, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1992 - The Lost Regiment [Roc S.] (Paperback)
1992 - Terrible Swift Sword [Lost Regiment, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1988 - The Assassin Gambit [Book Two - Gamester Wars, Book 2] (Paperback)
1987 - The Alexandrian Ring [Book One - Gamestar Wars, Book 1] (Paperback)
1985 - Darkness Upon the Ice [Ice Prophet, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1984 - The Flame Upon the Ice [Ice Prophet, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Une Seconde Aprs [French Edition] (Paperback)