By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair used to be a countrywide bestseller from the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this striking new trade historical past, 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 riot from inside of, and assault from with no.
In the conflict 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 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 want each citizen soldier it may 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 capable of muster an built-in entrance, and the U.S. executive confronted a united Indian state strengthened by means of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the outstanding adventures of guys who have been particularly there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of battle contains us during this new path, brilliantly remodeling 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 conflict travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of recent Orleans, and brings each explosive second to lifestyles. With beautiful realization to aspect, a unprecedented seize of background, and a storyteller’s reward for the dramatic, Flint can provide 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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