History Literature / HowFewRemain

14th May '16 3:10:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Not as much so in the rest of the {{Timeline-191}} series, where the famous people rub elbows with an extensive cast of Turtledove originals.

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** Not as much so in the rest of the {{Timeline-191}} Literature/Timeline191 series, where the famous people rub elbows with an extensive cast of Turtledove originals.
14th May '16 2:38:49 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ForWantOfANail: The novel--and [[{{Timeline-191}} the ten-novel series that follows it]]--is all happening because ''one'' tiny detail, the finding of Order 191. Which could ''so'' very easily have happened in this universe. And if it did, it would have (if not necessarily guaranteed a Confederate victory) given Lee an incredible strategic advantage which might well have changed the course of the war.

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* ForWantOfANail: The novel--and [[{{Timeline-191}} [[Literature/Timeline191 the ten-novel series that follows it]]--is all happening because ''one'' tiny detail, the finding of Order 191. Which could ''so'' very easily have happened in this universe. And if it did, it would have (if not necessarily guaranteed a Confederate victory) given Lee an incredible strategic advantage which might well have changed the course of the war.
14th May '16 2:37:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''How Few Remain'' is Creator/HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.

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''How Few Remain'' is Creator/HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") "Literature/Timeline191") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.
7th Jun '15 9:13:10 PM GoldenSeals
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For those of you who aren't [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar US Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow 'buffs']], as they are apparently known in the USA, Order 191 contained extensive information about the rebel General Lee's proposed troop movements during his famous offensive campaign to take the US's capital. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.

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For those of you who aren't Order 191 was a [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar US Civil War]] [[AsYouKnow 'buffs']], as they are apparently known in the USA, Order 191 directive which contained extensive information about the rebel General Lee's proposed troop movements during his famous offensive campaign to take the US's capital. Because George [=McClellan=] had this information, he was able to position his troops in areas to ambush them. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, and--both morally and mortally--diminished the Confederates. It was perhaps the most vital turning point in the entire war.
17th May '15 11:36:32 AM Wayside
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*BrickJoke: Pocahantas, Arkansas.
*BritishTeeth: One of the soldiers in the [[spoiler: raid on San Francisco]] is noted to have a pair of these.
17th May '15 10:49:12 AM nombretomado
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''How Few Remain'' is HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.

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''How Few Remain'' is HarryTurtledove's Creator/HarryTurtledove's excellent beginning to his Southern Victory (AKA "{{Timeline-191}}") series. It takes place in a universe where General Robert E. Lee's Special Order 191 was never discovered by Union troops, thus dramatically changing the course of history.
10th Jan '15 12:00:52 PM TheUnsquished
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* AntebellumAmerica: Unlike [[Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica some attempts]] to show what the world would be like if the Confederates won, ''How Few Remain'' actually explores socio-economic and cultural issues that ''don't'' have to do with slavery.

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* AntebellumAmerica: UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica: Unlike [[Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica some attempts]] to show what the world would be like if the Confederates won, ''How Few Remain'' actually explores socio-economic and cultural issues that ''don't'' have to do with slavery.
30th May '14 12:22:48 PM MAI742
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*** ... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.

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*** ... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth and depth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be fall behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses.new research surfaces. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.
30th May '14 12:21:31 PM MAI742
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***... which wasn't a real strategy, just a thought experiment (just look at that Other Wiki article - not a single primary source, albeit on account of the fact that ''none exists''). But the breadth of the stuff Turtledove touches on means makes it inevitable he'll be behind the cutting-edge of historical research ''somewhere'', especially as the field progresses. Though there was that egregious depiction a WWII Chinese peasant as both liking the Chinese Communist Party and believing that it fights Japan (and that the Guomindang doesn't!) that sounds like it was lifted verbatim from a PRC school-textbook.
30th May '14 12:11:37 PM MAI742
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Lee marched into Washington and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation-state by Britain and France, who organised a peace settlement. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.

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Lee marched into Washington and the Confederacy was recognized as a nation-state by Britain and France, who organised mediated a peace settlement. UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln was never assassinated. Both Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart survive the war. [[Creator/MarkTwain Samuel Clemens]] stays in San Francisco, instead of writing fiction.
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