By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair used to be a countrywide bestseller from probably the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this outstanding new exchange historical past, Flint starts off a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning aspect, forging its identification and its destiny within the face of rebel from inside, and assault from with no.
In the warfare of 1812, U.S. troops are struggling with the British at the Canadian border, at the same time a fierce struggle is being waged opposed to the Creek fans of the Indian chief Tecumseh and his brother, often called The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte’s conflict has turn into a wasting proposition, and the British are just months clear of unleashing a daunting attack on Washington itself. Fateful offerings are being made within the corridors of strength and at the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, subsidized through Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly desire each citizen soldier it may possibly find.
What if–at this serious moment–bonds have been cast among males of alternative races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans have been capable of muster an built-in entrance, and the U.S. executive confronted a united Indian state reinforced by means of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the extraordinary adventures of guys who have been quite there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a unique purpose–The Rivers of struggle contains us during this new path, brilliantly remodeling a unprecedented bankruptcy of yankee history.
With a forged of unforgettable characters–from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and significant Ridge–The Rivers of warfare travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of latest Orleans, and brings each explosive second to existence. With beautiful awareness to element, a rare seize of historical past, and a storyteller’s reward for the dramatic, Flint provides a daring, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we're as a country, how we came, and the way background itself is made–and remade.
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1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint