By Eric Flint
Within the most up-to-date quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint keeps to reshape American heritage, imagining how a continent and its humans may have taken a distinct route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas battle, he spins an amazing and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a state convalescing from struggle is plunged right into a harmful period of secession.
Buffered by way of Spanish possessions to the south and through 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 to boot. stuck within the heart is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian coming into his ultimate yr in workplace with a demagogic residence Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of struggle. 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 strains are erupting during the younger republic–so that each country, each elected reputable, and each citizen will quickly be compelled to decide on an aspect.
For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave exchange, the warfare of 1824 may be a bloody predicament of sense of right and wrong, politics, economics, and army maneuvering that may attract gamers from as distant 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 historical past itself.
Filled with attention-grabbing insights into a few of America’s so much interesting historic figures, 1824: The Arkansas battle confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of exchange heritage, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive examine, striking instinct, and an exceptional storyteller’s common presents to chronicle the making of our country because it may need been.
From the Hardcover edition.