By Eric Flint
Within the most recent quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint keeps to reshape American historical past, imagining how a continent and its humans may have taken a distinct route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas battle, he spins an awesome and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a kingdom recuperating from struggle is plunged right into a harmful period of secession.
Buffered via Spanish possessions to the south and by means of loose states and rivers to the north, Arkansas has turn into a rustic of its personal: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, local American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has long gone from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is development a fortune and a strong military within the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates besides. stuck within the heart is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian coming into his ultimate 12 months in place of work with a demagogic condominium Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of battle. yet Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed either the Louisiana armed forces in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, is still a magnet for revolution. And fault strains are erupting in the course of the younger republic–so that each nation, each elected authentic, and each citizen will quickly be compelled to decide on a facet.
For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave exchange, the warfare of 1824 can be a bloody quandary of sense of right and wrong, politics, economics, and army maneuvering that would attract avid gamers from as far-off as England. For such males as Secretary of nation John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic struggle hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it's a time to alter background itself.
Filled with interesting insights into a few of America’s so much fascinating old figures, 1824: The Arkansas struggle confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of trade heritage, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive examine, amazing instinct, and an outstanding storyteller’s ordinary presents to chronicle the making of our state because it may have been.
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1824: The Arkansas War (Trail of Glory, Book 2) by Eric Flint