Book Reviews of 1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Bk 1)

1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Bk 1)
1812 The Rivers of War - Trail of Glory, Bk 1
Author: Eric Flint
ISBN-13: 9780345465689
ISBN-10: 0345465687
Publication Date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 560
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Detailed alternate history taking place during the War of 1812.
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Well written book! Definitely not for the squeamish, nor flaming Anglophobes who believe that the American Revolution was really caused by the American colonists "offenses" to King George!
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Good read, although I'm not as pleased with this series as I am with the one starting with 1632.
Author does his homework, though. Has spun a completely believable tale of British rule continuing in the USA.
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I hate to admit that I don't know this era of American History very well. It didn't take me long to pick out the big things that changed. It was neat to learn at the end what one thing was changed historically to build the story on. It was very interesting and I had trouble putting it down. Don't worry, the Americans still win the battle of New Orleans.
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Eric Flint's acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was a national bestseller from one of the most talked-about voices in his field. Now, in this extraordinary new alternate history, Flint begins a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning point, forging its identity and its future in the face of revolt from within, and attack from without.

In the War of 1812, U.S. troops are battling the British on the Canadian border, even as a fierce fight is being waged against the Creek followers of the Indian leader Tecumseh and his brother, known as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte's war has become a losing proposition, and the British are only months away from unleashing a frightening assault on Washington itself. Fateful choices are being made in the corridors of power and on the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, backed by Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce attack on the Creek tribes, his young republic will soon need every citizen soldier it can find.

What if-at this critical moment-bonds were forged between men of different races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans were able to muster an integrated front, and the U.S. government faced a united Indian nation bolstered by escaping slaves, freed men of color, and even influential white allies?

Through the remarkable adventures of men who were really there-men of mixed race, mixed emotions, and a singular purpose-The Rivers of War carries us in this new direction, brilliantly transforming an extraordinary chapter of American history.

With a cast of unforgettable characters-from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross andMajor Ridge-The Rivers of War travels from the battle of Horseshoe Bend to the battle of New Orleans, and brings every explosive moment to life. With exquisite attention to detail, an extraordinary grasp of history, and a storyteller's gift for the dramatic, Flint delivers a bold, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we are as a nation, how we got here, and how history itself is made-and remade.


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