An alternate history novel by Eric Flint, 1632 explores what happens when you transplant a West Virginian mining town in 2000 AD with Thuringia, 1632.

A space-time anomaly transplants a 6-mile sphere centered on a small mining town to the middle of the Thirty Years' War. The characters must face Germanic mercenaries, and the challenges of bringing education and self-governance to the illiterate peasants in a war zone, while maintaining critical infrastructure and restructing democracy and the Constitution.

Noder's commentary: A good history lesson. The characters are a little too "I'm good, you're bad", but a fun read.