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Marching through Peachtree
Turtledove, Harry.
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Riverdale, NY : Baen ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, [2001]

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409 pages ; 25 cm
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"A Baen Books original"--T.p. verso.
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Hugo Award winner Turtledove pens a tale of a terrible civil war that has broken out in the kingdom of Delta. And now General Joseph the Gamecock is determined to hold Peachtree Province against the loyalist troops.

Author Notes

Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles, California on June 14, 1949. He received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA in 1977. From the late 1970's to the early 1980's, he worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He left in 1991 to become full-time writer.

His first two novels, Wereblood and Werenight, were published in 1979 under the pseudonym Eric G. Iverson because his editor did not think people would believe that Turtledove was his real name. He used this name until 1985 when he published Herbig-Haro and And So to Bed under his real name. He has received numerous awards including the Homer Award for Short Story for Designated Hitter in 1990, the John Esthen Cook Award for Southern Fiction for Guns of the Southand in 1993, and the Hugo Award for Novella for Down in the Bottomlands in 1994.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Not content with Sentry Peak (2000), Turtledove launches another assault on the American Civil War and sensitive readers in this turnabout of Sherman's campaign against Atlanta in 1864. It is full of wondrously renamed characters and wordplay ranging from the exquisite to the excruciating (look up "Whole Mackerel" in the "Hysterical Note" at the end). And yes, there is a reference to a certain well-known novel that also features the Atlanta campaign. But beyond the smokescreen of jests and japes lurks a serious scholar of the Civil War with some eminently worthwhile things to say about that conflict and several of its leading figures. Under the name of "Doubting George," Virginia-born Union general George Thomas receives one of his best representations in fiction, and Turtledove does almost as well with Confederate generals "Joseph the Gamecock" (Joseph E. Johnston) and "Bell" (John Bell Hood, in all his mutilated glory and foolishness). For full enjoyment, this book requires more familiarity with the Civil War than Sentry Peak required, but then is correspondingly more rewarding. --Roland Green

Library Journal Review

After King Avram, new ruler of Detina, frees the blond serfs upon which the northern part of the kingdom relies, civil war erupts, with Avram's cousin, Geoffrey, as commander of the rebels. The armies of the divided country face each other in the embattled province of Peachtree eager to claim the strategically vital city of Marthasville. Turtledove's sequel to Sentry Peak continues his fanciful retelling of the Civil War as a fantasy struggle involving swords and sorcery. American history buffs should enjoy figuring out the real-world parallels in the colorful cast of characters. For large fantasy collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.