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Guns of the South

TV Series - In Development





Based on the best-selling novel by:



Produced by:


Herschel Weingrod & others


Harry Turtledove


Kevin DeWalt

Arno Krimmer

Minds Eye Entertainment

Ascending Entertainment

21st century South African white supremacists time-travel back to 1864 Virginia, where they arm Robert E. Lee’s army, on the verge of defeat, with AK-47’s in order to turn the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Confederacy. Their goal is to change the course of history since, should slavery survive in the U.S., apartheid would survive and never be overthrown. Only after the South prevails does Lee begin to realize that his new nation has made a bargain with the Devil... 

What if the Confederacy had won the Civil War? One of the most acclaimed alternate history novels of all time. A gripping tale about racism, humanity and the struggle to abolish slavery.

Reviews for the novel

" expert exercise in speculative history, one that helps the reader understand what really happened." - Chicago Sun-Times

"An exceptionally riveting and innovative narrative..." - Booklist

"An entertaining and intelligent ride back to a past that never was." - The Washington Times

"A well-researched and well-written account of a nation that didn't happen!" - Kirkus Reviews

"I literally could not put The Guns of the South down. It is absolutely unique - without question the most fascinating Civil War novel I have ever read... best of all, it is not simply great entertainment; it is also a serious and successful effort to come to grips with the central issues of the war. It is must reading..." - James McPherson, Edwards Professor of American History, Princeton University; author of Pullizer Prize-winning Batte Cry of Freedom

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