1812: The Rivers of War (The Trail of Glory)

By Eric Flint

Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was once a countrywide bestseller from probably the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this amazing new exchange heritage, Flint starts a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning aspect, forging its id and its destiny within the face of insurrection from inside, and assault from with no.

In the conflict 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 battle 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 desire each citizen soldier it could find.

What if–at this serious 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 strengthened by means of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?

Through the amazing adventures of fellows who have been fairly there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a unique purpose–The Rivers of warfare contains us during this new path, brilliantly reworking a unprecedented 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 heritage, and a storyteller’s reward for the dramatic, Flint offers a daring, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we're as a kingdom, how we came, and the way heritage itself is made–and remade.

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All water off Driscol’s again. much better to stand the Sassenach in all their fury than a formal healthcare professional. on the foot of the steps, he paused simply lengthy sufficient to retrieve their guns from the closet the place Mrs. younger had insisted they be saved. Then he positioned their landlady and paid her the lease due. “Will you be again? ” she requested in a quavering voice. She glanced nervously towards the steps. The door on the best close with a bang. “May in addition hire out the room to somebody else,” Driscoll gruffed. He may possibly see the doctor’s thick legs coming down the staircase. each one step, clearly, boomed. “Who is aware while we’ll be again, if in any respect? ” He hustled McParland during the entrance door prior to the health care professional can make his means down. “The vagaries of a soldier’s existence, I’m afraid! S’been a excitement staying at your residence, Mrs. younger. ” “You yes, Sergeant? ” McParland requested, after they reached the protection of the road, and positioned a ways among themselves and the health care provider. “Uh, Lieutenant, I suggest. i suppose. ” Technically, the advertising nonetheless hadn’t undergone. Neither had the pay raise. The wheels of the warfare division became very slowly. “Am I convinced? ” Driscol snorted. “You needs to be joking. If I’m to be bled from now on, thanks, I’ll have it's performed via bullets and bayonets. I’ll have a more robust probability of surviving. ” Driscol persisted to workout his expertise for decisive command via sequestering a wagon, 3 blocks away. This wagon, not like lots of the ones that have been crowding the streets of Baltimore, wasn’t heading towards the fortifications, encumbered with instruments. as a substitute it was once heading inward, towards the town middle, loaded with foodstuffs. better of all, the motive force was once a black guy. Driscol didn’t have a lot adventure with the Negroes of the United States, yet he was once kind of sure that it'd be more uncomplicated to browbeat this fellow than it's going to a white guy. “And we’ll want you to force it, too,” he accomplished. He lifted the stump of his arm. “Afraid my wagon-driving days are over, and…” He left off the remaining. there has been no element in publicly humiliating McParland. His kin was once too negative to come up with the money for a wagon, so McParland had no event riding one. an identical have been precise of Driscol’s relatives, yet he’d discovered to force a wagon as he had discovered such a lot every little thing other than his own ideals and blacksmithing, in the course of his years in Napoleon’s provider. The lieutenant’s tone addressing the Negro was resolute yet friendly adequate, as though he was once blind to the pistol and sword belted to his waist or the musket that McParland wasn’t relatively pointing up on the black guy. The wagon driving force used to be rather younger, no more than thirty, and intensely powerfully equipped. in the interim, even if, regardless of his Herculean body, he bore a detailed resemblance to a rabbit paralyzed by way of the sight of a snake. the one factor that appeared enterprise approximately him was once his grip at the reins. “I’m a freedman, sir,” he protested. “Was born unfastened, too. ” “All the higher! ” Driscol acknowledged forcefully. “You won’t want a proof to maintain your grasp from whipping you, after he unearths out that you’ve long gone.

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