The Guns of the South

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The Guns of the South

A Novel of the Civil War

By Harry Turtledove

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345384683, 576pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1993

Description

"It is absolutely unique--without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read."
Professor James M. McPherson
Pultizer Prize-winning BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
January 1864--General Robert E. Lee faces defeat. The Army of Northern Virginia is ragged and ill-equpped. Gettysburg has broken the back of the Confederacy and decimated its manpower.
Then, Andries Rhoodie, a strange man with an unplaceable accent, approaches Lee with an extraordinary offer. Rhoodie demonstrates an amazing rifle: Its rate of fire is incredible, its lethal efficiency breathtaking--and Rhoodie guarantees unlimited quantitites to the Confederates.
The name of the weapon is the AK-47....
Selected by the Science Fiction Book Club
A Main Selection of the Military Book Club



About the Author
The author of many SF and fantasy novels, including "The Guns of the South", the "World War" series, and "The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump", Harry Turtledove lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Laura Frankos, and their four daughters.