By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was once a countrywide bestseller from essentially the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this notable new exchange heritage, Flint starts off a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning element, forging its identification and its destiny within the face of riot from inside of, and assault from with out.
In the struggle of 1812, U.S. troops are struggling with the British at the Canadian border, while 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 warfare has develop 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 by way of Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly want each citizen soldier it might probably find.
What if–at this severe moment–bonds have been cast among males of other races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans have been capable of muster an built-in entrance, and the U.S. govt confronted a united Indian state strengthened by way of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the notable adventures of guys who have been relatively there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of struggle incorporates us during this new path, brilliantly reworking a rare bankruptcy of yankee history.
With a solid 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 struggle travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of recent Orleans, and brings each explosive second to existence. With beautiful recognition to aspect, a rare snatch of heritage, and a storyteller’s present for the dramatic, Flint gives you a daring, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we're as a state, how we came, and the way historical past itself is made–and remade.
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1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint