By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was once a countrywide bestseller from some of the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this outstanding new trade heritage, Flint starts a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning element, forging its identification and its destiny within the face of rebellion from inside, and assault from with out.
In the warfare of 1812, U.S. troops are scuffling 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 struggle 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 means 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 serious moment–bonds have been solid 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. executive 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 fellows who have been relatively there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of warfare contains us during this new path, brilliantly reworking a rare 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 conflict travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of recent Orleans, and brings each explosive second to lifestyles. With beautiful cognizance to aspect, a unprecedented snatch of background, 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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