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1824: The Arkansas War

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In the newest volume of this exhilarating series, Eric Flint continues to reshape American history, imagining how a continent and its people might have taken a different path to its future. With 1824: The Arkansas War, he spins an astounding and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield action, racial conflict, and rebellion as a nation recovering from war is plunged into a dangerous era of secession.

Buffered by Spanish possessions to the south and by free states and two rivers to the north, Arkansas has become a country of its own: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, Native American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists-including one charismatic warrior who has gone from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is building a fortune and a powerful army in the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates as well. Caught in the middle is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian entering his final year in office with a demagogic House Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of war. But Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed both the Louisiana militia in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, remains a magnet for revolution. And fault lines are erupting throughout the young republic-so that every state, every elected official, and every citizen will soon be forced to choose a side.

For a country whose lifeblood is infected with the slave trade, the war of 1824 will be a bloody crisis of conscience, politics, economics, and military maneuvering that will draw in players from as far away as England. For such men as Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic war hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it is a time to change history itself.

Filled with fascinating insights into some of Americas most intriguing historical figures, 1824: The Arkansas War confirms Eric Flint as a true master of alternate history, a novelist who brings to bear exhaustive research, remarkable intuition, and a great storytellers natural gifts to chronicle the making of our nation as it might have been.

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Eric Flint is the acclaimed author of the alternate history novels The Rivers of War, 1634: The Galileo Affair, and 1632, as well as Mother of Demons, which was selected by Science Fiction Chronicle as one of the best novels of the year. He has collaborated with David Drake on five novels in the acclaimed Belisarius series. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a degree in African history. A longtime labor union activist, he lives in northwest Indiana with his wife, Lucille.

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Monica Schafer, January 25, 2009 (view all comments by Monica Schafer)
A wonderful, engrossing sequel! Great, well-rounded characters, both real and fictional; good balance between action, political drama, and the characters' lives. What I loved most, though, was that it deals with the struggle over slavery from a different direction than the usual "What if the South had won?" question. Can't wait for the next in the series!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345465702
Author:
Flint, Eric
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
History
Subject:
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Subject:
United States History 1817-1825.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.95x4.27x1.07 in. .55 lbs.

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