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1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint

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 striking new exchange heritage, 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 out.

In the battle of 1812, U.S. troops are combating 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, referred to as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte’s conflict 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, sponsored by way of Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly want each citizen soldier it might find.

What if–at this severe moment–bonds have been cast among males of alternative races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans have been in a position to muster an built-in entrance, and the U.S. govt confronted a united Indian state reinforced via escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?

Through the impressive adventures of fellows who have been rather there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a unique purpose–The Rivers of battle 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 struggle travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of latest Orleans, and brings each explosive second to lifestyles. With beautiful realization to element, a rare grab of historical past, and a storyteller’s present for the dramatic, Flint grants 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 heritage itself is made–and remade.

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I suppose they’re on call day and night,” the other remarked. ” “My heart goes out to Nina,” remarked the visitor gravely. “It’s rugged, but not so much so as you might think. ” “A fine girl; and she has just learned that she is pregnant. ” Lanny thought for a moment, then said: “I think I should have a talk with Alfy before I leave. “It might be better if you left that particular scoop to somebody else, Rick. ” “Of course not,” he replied. ” He took the train, and a pony-cart from the Castle met him at the station.

He took the train, and a pony-cart from the Castle met him at the station. His lovely little daughter was in it, some three months older and perhaps half an inch taller than when he had seen her last; eager to greet him and to ply him with questions, and to tell him about her own adventures. War might be hell for a flying man, but it had its compensations for a child: so many things going on, so many changes in routine, so much news. Lanny, skilled at playing roles, had to play two at the same time in this ancient remodeled castle.

He was talking to an old friend, and could speak frankly. Britain and Germany should be friends; they should define their separate interests and recognize each other’s right to live and grow; the world was big enough, but not big enough to support war. Something was surely coming out of these dickerings, declared his lordship. ” “You surprise me,” responded the secretive one.

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