The Guns of the South

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Turtledove, Harry. The Guns of the South: A Novel of the Civil War. New York: Ballantine, 1992.

The War takes a turn in favor of the Confederacy when a small group of South African time-travelers arrives from the 21st century bearing AK-47s for Robert E. Lee's beleaguered army.

Turtledove's energetic speculation, a fan favorite, has flashes of interest, but founders in trying to flesh its bizarre premise into an epic novel of alternative history.

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