The Last Full Measure
by Jack Campbell
Cover Artist: David Palumbo
Review by Jon Guenther
Subterranean Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596065680
Date: 30 June 2013
List Price $20.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Links: Author's Website / Publisher's Book Page / Show Article /
From official release/information:
Product Description: As the author of the bestselling Lost Fleet series, Jack Campbell's name is well-known to fans of interstellar heroics. Now, with his thrilling new novella The Last Full Measure, Campbell brings his keen eye for military adventure and political intrigue to a tale that is earthbound, but no less wondrous...
In a transformed mid-nineteenth century America dominated by plantation owners and kept in line by Southern military forces, a mild-mannered academic from Maine, Professor Joshua Chamberlain, stands accused of crimes against the nation. In court alongside him is Abraham Lincoln, whose fiery rhetoric brands him a 'threat to the security of the United States of America.' Convicted, Chamberlain is sentenced to forty years hard labor, while Lincoln's fate is indefinite detention at Fortress Monroe. But Professor Chamberlain then encounters military minds who understand the true ideals upon which the country was founded and who want to foment revolution. To succeed, they need a leader, someone to inspire the people to take up the cause of liberty: Lincoln. All they have to do is flawlessly execute a daring plan to rescue him from the darkest federal prison.
In The Last Full Measure, Campbell delivers a riveting look at an America where war is imminent, and nothing is as it should be.
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