By Eric Flint
Within the most modern quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint keeps to reshape American background, imagining how a continent and its humans may need taken a distinct route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas battle, he spins an spectacular and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a kingdom convalescing from warfare is plunged right into a risky period of secession.
Buffered by way of 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 past from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is construction a fortune and a strong military within the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates in addition. stuck within the center is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian getting into his ultimate 12 months in place of work with a demagogic residence Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of conflict. yet Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed either the Louisiana armed forces in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, continues to be a magnet for revolution. And fault traces are erupting through the younger republic–so that each kingdom, each elected authentic, and each citizen will quickly be compelled to settle on an aspect.
For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave alternate, the warfare of 1824 may be a bloody situation of judgment of right and wrong, politics, economics, and armed forces maneuvering that might attract gamers from as far-off as England. For such males as Secretary of nation John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic conflict 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 exciting historic figures, 1824: The Arkansas conflict confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of trade historical past, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive learn, striking instinct, and a good storyteller’s ordinary presents to chronicle the making of our state because it may have been.
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