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As the author of the best-selling Lost Fleet series, Jack Campbell's name is well-known to fans of interstellar heroics. Now 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-19th-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 40 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.

©2018 Jack Campbell (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 08-09-20

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loved this story, wished it was longer. great story for some one like me, who knows a little bit about a lot of history. I recognize the names, that makes it fun. the action is entertaining.

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  • Pine wind
  • 24-04-19

A very well told story

A great alternative history from an author more known for his science fiction. Unexpected, but it just proves his expertise at weaving an engaging story. I really hope he writes more stories like this!

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  • Heaps
  • 20-05-21

Civil War 1984 Style

What if instead of having honest Abe as president we had a socialist group holding power? What if the people were held in a constant state of emergency so the government could take away constitutional rights? Would there be people to stand up to the socialist government trying to hold to their money and slaves? If you want to hear about this kind of start to the Civil War then read this book. It is well played out story for how it would look for a group claiming to be democratic yet pushing socialist views on a free public.

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  • Charles T Linn
  • 24-05-21

Awesome!

This book was well written. Loved that it was written in the dialect of the days, and the reader on audible books pulled it off as well. Didn’t want the story to end!

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  • 26-04-21

this is good

good book would you like to I would like to see more of this
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  • Danny
  • 24-04-21

Well done

This story so reflects our current political situation.
It serves as a prophesy of where we have been and where we are going.

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  • Irineo F Barron
  • 02-04-21

Great little story

Worth a listen for anyone who loves history. A nice alternate series of events. Recommend

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  • TheToal
  • 06-03-21

wonderfully written short book

great use of historical characters and locations, great twist on what could have happened.

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  • 11-02-21

Really interesting look on alternate reality

love the detail to movement and cover from a military perspective. Great story. would recommend.

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  • Aiden Pryde
  • 30-12-20

Masterful Alternate History

It's not easy to do a credible alternate history. Very few have done so well, but to do it well in a concise Novella makes "The Last Full Measure" a masterwork. I'm no expert in Civil War history but I am familiar with it and the character sketches that Campbell delivers come across as credible. The story is one that you want to continue. Does the Army of the New Republic succeed and regain freedom for the republic? One can hope.