1632 (4.5). Not exactly a date most Americans remember. But perhaps they should, since the Thirty Years War set the stage for the development of modern Europe and two devastating world wars. The small West Virginia town of Grantville, however, becomes intimately involved with that date one night when it is whirled through time and space to smack down right in the middle of Thuringia at this critical moment of history. How will they survive, and what will be the effect of their presence? Eric Flints answer is an outstanding, positive reading experience for those who appreciate living history, indomitable courage and the unsung gallantry of the everyday man.