Dr. William Forstchen

Professor of History
Faculty Fellow

Dr. William Forstchen

Dr. William Forstchen serves as a faculty fellow and professor of history at Montreat College. He earned his B.A. from Rider College; he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. at Purdue University—who recently honored him with their alumni of the year award. He is also the author of over fifty books, ranging from fantasy to traditional historical works; numerous short stories; articles; and op-ed pieces for publications such as the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Times. His latest best-selling novel is “48 Hours,” published by Tor Forge.

He is an avid amateur archeologist with four summers spent in Mongolia working on the ruins of a two-thousand-year-old city, along with trips to Russia, and Romania where he worked on a Roman fortress. He guest lectured at China’s archeological school Beijing on Khitan fortifications near Karakorum Mongolia. His work on the use of Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons resulted in three NYT best-selling novels. He has lectured on the subject for numerous groups including the FBI, the Army War College and NASA, and the city of San Diego and has done numerous media interviews for Fox News, Glen Beck, and others.

Forstchen says, “I will always see my role as a Montreat professor as my primary responsibility and am thankful to our Lord for that opportunity to serve.” When not writing or teaching, Dr. Forstchen is honing his pilot skills as an owner of an L3B, a World War II “recon bird” and a 1930s reproduction of a “Charger” biplane.

Bibliography

Forstchen, William R. The Final Day. New York: Forge Books, 2017.

Forstchen, William R. One Year After. New York: Forge Books, 2015.

Forstchen, William R. Day of Wrath. New York: Spectrum Literary Agency, 2014.

Forstchen, William R. Pillar to the Sky. New York: Tor Books, 2014.

Forstchen, William R. and Newt Gingrich. Victory at Yorktown. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.

Forstchen, William R. and Newt Gingrich. The Battle of the Crater: a Novel of the Civil War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2011.

Forstchen, William R. and Newt Gingrich. To Try Men’s Souls: A Novel of George Washington and the Fight for American Freedom. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

Forstchen, William R. One Second After. New York: Forge, 2009.

Forstchen, William R. and Newt Gingrich. Days of Infamy. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2008.

Forstchen, William R. and Newt Gingrich. Pearl Harbor: A Novel of December 8th. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

Forstchen, William and Raymond E. Feist. Honored Enemy. New York: Eos, 2006.

Forstchen, William R., Newt Gingrich, and Albert S. Hanser. Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant, the Final Victory. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2005.

Forstchen, William R. At the Water’s Edge. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.

Forstchen, William R. Firestorm. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.

Forstchen, William R. Valley of the Shadow. New York: Pocket Books, 2005.

Forstchen, William R. “Would You?” In Don’t Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear. Ed. Jody Lynn Nye. Riverdale: NY: Baen, 2005.

Forstchen, William R., Newt Gingrich, and Albert S. Hanser. Grant Comes East: A Novel of the Civil War. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2004.

Forstchen, William R. and W. E. Butterworth IV. “Return to Normandy.” Boys’ Life 94.6 (June 2004): 16-21.

Forstchen, William R. and Donald V. Bennett. Honor Untarnished: A West Point Graduate’s Memoir of World War II. New York: Forge, 2003.

Forstchen, William R. “Going Back to Gettysburg.” Boy’s Life 93.7 (July 2003): 20-26.

Forstchen, William R., Newt Gingrich, and Albert S. Hanser. Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2003.

Forstchen, William R. We Look Like Men of War. New York: Forge, 2001.

Forstchen, William R. and Raymond E. Feist. Legends of the Riftwar. London: Voyager, 2001.

Forstchen, William R., and Bill Fawcett. It Seemed Like a Good Idea: A Compendium of Great Historical Fiascoes. New York, N.Y.: Post Road Press, 2000.

Forstchen, William R. Down to the Sea: A Novel of the Lost Regiment. New York: ROC, 2000.

Forstchen, William R. In History in Dispute World War II: [1939 – 1943]. Ed. Dennis Showalter. 4. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.

Forstchen, William R. In History in Dispute The Cold War: Second Series. Ed. Dennis Showalter. 6. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000.

Forstchen, William R. and Jennie Ethell Chancey. Hot Shots: America’s First Jet Aces. New York: HarperTorch, 2000.

Forstchen, William R. and Jennie Ethell Chancey. Hot Shots: An Oral History of the Air Force Combat Pilots of the Korean War. New York, NY: W. Morrow, 2000.

Forstchen, William R., and Jaki Demarest. Catseye. Shattered light, 3. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.

Forstchen, William R. The Forgotten War. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.

Forstchen, William R. Prometheus. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1999.

Forstchen, William R. Men of War. New York: Roc, 1999.

Forstchen, William R., and Keith Andrew. Wing Commander: False Colors. Wing commander series. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1999.

Forstchen, William R. Mercs: True Stories of Mercenaries in Action. Ed. Bill Fawcett. New York: Avon Books, 1999: 20-43.

Forstchen, William R. Never Sound Retreat. New York: Roc, 1998.

Forstchen, William R. Wing Commander: Action Stations. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1998.’

Forstchen, William R. Article 23. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1998.

Forstchen, William R. A Band of Brothers. ROC science fiction, LE 5705. New York: Roc, 1998.

Forstchen, William R. Price of Freedom. Wing commander. 1997.

Forstchen, William R. Battle Hymn. New York: Roc, 1997.

Forstchen, William. Making Contact by Bill Fawcett. New York: Avon Books, 1997.

Forstchen, William R., and Ben Ohlander. Wing Commander: The Price of Freedom. Wing commander series. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1996.

Forstchen, William Robert. The 28th United States Colored Troops: Indiana’s African-Americans Go to War, 1863-1865. Thesis (Ph. D.)—Purdue University, 1994, 1996.

Forstchen, William R., and Larry Segriff. The Four Magics. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1996.

Forstchen, William R., and J. Andrew Keith. Wing Commander: Heart of the Tiger. The Wing Commander series. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1995.

Forstchen, William R. “Catch the Wind.” Boys’ Life 86.4 (Apr 1996): 34-7.

Forstchen, William R., Newt Gingrich, and Albert S. Hanser. 1945. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1995.

Forstchen, William R., and J. Andrew Keith. Heart of the Tiger. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 1995.

Forstchen, William R. “Rescue on Mars.” Boys’ Life 85.2 (February 1995): 44-48.

Forstchen, William R. The Gamester Wars. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.

Forstchen, William R. Star Voyager Academy. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1994.

Forstchen, William R. “Diving with Dolphins.” Boys’ Life 84.8 (August 1994): 40-44.

Forstchen, William R. Fleet Action. Wing Commander, #3. Riverdale, N.Y.: Baen, 1994.

Forstchen, William R. Wing Commander: Fleet Action. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1994.

Forstchen, William R. Arena. New York, N.Y.: HarperPrism, 1994.

Forstchen, William R. and Christopher Stasheff. End Run. The Wing Commander series. Riverdale, NY: Baen Pub. Enterprises, 1994.

Forstchen, William R. Fateful Lightning. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Roc, 1993.

Forstchen, William R. The Napoleon Wager. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.

Forstchen, William R. The Lost Regiment. Roc, 1992.

Forstchen, William R. Terrible Swift Sword. New York, N.Y.: Roc, 1992.

Forstchen, William R. Union Fever. The Lost Regiment, 2. London: Roc / [Penguin], 1992.

Forstchen, William R. “Running from the Sun.” Boys’ Life 81.11 Boys’ Life (November 1991): 34-39.

Forstchen, William R. Union Forever. New York: Roc, 1991.

Forstchen, William R., and Greg Morrison. The Crystal Sorcerers. New York: Avon Books, 1991.

Forstchen, William R. “Space Dive.” Boys’ Life 80.2 (February 1990).

Forstchen, William R. Rally Cry. New York: Roc, 1990.

Forstchen, William R. The Assassin Gambit. The Gamester Wars, Book Two. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.

Forstchen, William R., and Greg Morrison. The Crystal Warriors. New York: Avon Books, 1988.

Forstchen, William R. The Alexandrian Ring. New York: Ballantine Books, 1987.

Forstchen, William R. Into the Sea of Stars. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986.

Forstchen, William R. A Darkness Upon the Ice. New York: Ballantine, 1985.

Forstchen, William R. The Flame Upon the Ice. New York: Ballantine Books, 1984.

Forstchen, William R. Ice Prophet. New York: Ballantine Books, 1983.