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The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War Summary
Harry Turtledove

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The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War Summary

Plot Summary

The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove is a novel about the Civil War, but it is not the average Civil War novel. In this book, the events of the Civil War take a turn when a group of men from one hundred fifty years in the future appear and offer their services to the Confederacy. In addition to their services, they also offer to supply a fantastic new weapon and ammunition at an unbelievable low price. The new repeater carbine is an AK-47.

The novel opens with Lee at his headquarters near Orange Court House, Virginia. The South is ill-equipped and cannot match the Springfield repeater guns of the North. Their casualties are high and they are in danger of losing the war. Colonel Gorgas writes General Lee suggesting he view a demonstration of a new weapon. The man who does the demonstration is named Andries...

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