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 amazing new trade historical past, 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 out.
In the conflict of 1812, U.S. troops are struggling 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, referred to as 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 via Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly want each citizen soldier it will possibly 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. govt confronted a united Indian state strengthened through escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the impressive adventures of guys who have been quite there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of warfare consists of us during this new course, brilliantly reworking 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 existence. With beautiful realization to aspect, a unprecedented take hold of of historical past, and a storyteller’s reward for the dramatic, Flint promises a daring, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we're as a state, how we came, and the way heritage itself is made–and remade.
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The children didn’t ask him for candy,” Mama read, “only sweet freedom. Still, before he had to go, he searched his pocket for gum. ” Mercedes asked. “He split the sticks for four lucky children,” Mama read, “and the others tore slivers of the foil to smell as their sweet treats. Then, even though he knew he could get in terrible trouble, the pilot promised the children he would drop gum and candy to them from his plane the next day! ” “That night the pilot made small candy-filled parachutes from handkerchiefs,” Mama read on, “and dropped them in secret to the children at the airfield the next day.
The mother of four children (and three dogs), Margot is married and lives in Charleston, SC, and West Chesterfield, NH. S. Air Force Colonel named Gail Halvorsen who had parachuted candy down to children during the Berlin Airlift. She was hooked right away to learn everything she could about this wonderful pilot and his postwar work. Soon after, she and her daughter flew to Utah to meet the Colonel and his family. From that meeting a beautiful friendship began, and the great adventure of bringing his unique story of hope and love to today’s children.
M. ” Lt. Halvorsen tried to find Peter’s house from the sky, but when he couldn’t, he boxed up candy bars and gum and sent them to Peter’s address by West Berlin Post—but not before he’d heard from Peter again saying, “No chocolate yet! You’re a pilot. I gave you a map! ” Now on this late October day, Lt. Halvorsen quietly opened today’s letters. One by one he read them. Then he lingered over a letter from a little girl with white chickens in her courtyard garden. He smiled and laughed and fought back a tear as he read: We need the eggs.
1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint