By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was once a countrywide bestseller from the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this awesome new exchange heritage, Flint starts a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning aspect, forging its identification and its destiny within the face of insurrection from inside, and assault from with no.
In the struggle of 1812, U.S. troops are struggling with 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 strength and at the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, sponsored through Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly want each citizen soldier it could find.
What if–at this severe 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 strengthened by means of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the amazing adventures of fellows who have been particularly there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a novel purpose–The Rivers of conflict consists of us during this new path, brilliantly reworking a unprecedented bankruptcy of yank 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 warfare 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 rare clutch of historical past, 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 kingdom, how we came, and the way background itself is made–and remade.
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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.
Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.
Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas. Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.
1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint