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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: 117
48 Hours A Novel
2020 - 48 Hours a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765397928
ISBN-10: 0765397927
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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48 Hours
2019 - 48 Hours (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765397911
ISBN-10: 0765397919
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Final Day A Novel
2017 - The Final Day a Novel [A John Matherson Novel] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765376756
ISBN-10: 076537675X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 9

One Year After A John Matherson Novel
2017 - One Year After a John Matherson Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765376725
ISBN-10: 0765376725
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Final Day
2017 - The Final Day [John Matherson, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765376732
ISBN-10: 0765376733
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 7

Pillar to the Sky A Novel
2016 - Pillar to the Sky a Novel (Paperback)
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)
ISBN-13: 9780765376718
ISBN-10: 0765376717
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 15

One Year After
2015 - One Year After [After, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765376701
ISBN-10: 0765376709
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 10

Pillar to the Sky
2015 - Pillar to the Sky (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765334398
ISBN-10: 0765334399
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

Day of Wrath
2014 - Day of Wrath (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781481521352
ISBN-10: 1481521357
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Pillar to the Sky
2014 - Pillar to the Sky (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765334381
ISBN-10: 0765334380
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

Victory at Yorktown
2013 - Victory at Yorktown [George Washington, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312607081
ISBN-10: 0312607083
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Victory at Yorktown
2012 - Victory at Yorktown [George Washington, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312607074
ISBN-10: 0312607075
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 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)
ISBN-13: 9780312607104
ISBN-10: 0312607105
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 6

The Battle of the Crater A Novel of the Civil War
2011 - The Battle of the Crater a Novel of the Civil War [Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410444103
ISBN-10: 1410444104
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Valley Forge
2011 - Valley Forge [Revolutionary War, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312592882
ISBN-10: 0312592884
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

One Second After
2011 - One Second After (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780765356864
ISBN-10: 0765356864
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 97

Valley Forge George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
2010 - Valley Forge George Washington and the Crucible of VIctory [George Washington 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312591076
ISBN-10: 0312591071
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5

Valley Forge
2010 - Valley Forge [Revolutionary War, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781427210753
ISBN-10: 1427210756
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3

2007 - Honored Enemy [Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2007 - Never Call Retreat [Civil War, Bk 3] (Paperback)
 
2006 - Honored Enemy [Legends of the Riftwar, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2006 - Never Call Retreat [Lee and Grant: The Final Victory, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2006 - Rally Cry [Lost Regiment Numbered] (Audio Cassette)
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)
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)
1990 - Rally Cry [Lost Regiment #1] (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)
Rally Cry Library Edition [Lost Regiment Numbered] (Audio CD)
Une Seconde Aprs [French Edition] (Paperback)