By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair used to be a countrywide bestseller from essentially the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this notable new trade background, Flint starts off a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning element, forging its id and its destiny within the face of rebellion from inside of, and assault from with out.
In the conflict of 1812, U.S. troops are combating the British at the Canadian border, whilst 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 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 energy and at the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, sponsored by means of Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly desire each citizen soldier it may find.
What if–at this serious moment–bonds have been solid 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. executive confronted a united Indian kingdom reinforced by means of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the striking adventures of guys who have been relatively there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of battle incorporates us during this new course, brilliantly remodeling 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 struggle travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of recent Orleans, and brings each explosive second to existence. With beautiful awareness to element, a rare clutch of background, and a storyteller’s present for the dramatic, Flint supplies 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 historical past itself is made–and remade.
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