By Eric Flint
Eric Flint’s acclaimed 1634: The Galileo Affair was once a countrywide bestseller from essentially the most talked-about voices in his box. Now, during this amazing new trade historical past, Flint starts off a dramatic saga of the North American continent at a dire turning element, forging its id and its destiny within the face of rebel from inside of, and assault from with out.
In the conflict of 1812, U.S. troops are scuffling with the British at the Canadian border, at the same time a fierce struggle is being waged opposed to the Creek fans of the Indian chief Tecumseh and his brother, referred to as The Prophet. In Europe, Napoleon Bonaparte’s battle has develop into a wasting proposition, and the British are just months clear of unleashing a daunting attack on Washington itself. Fateful offerings are being made within the corridors of strength and at the American frontier. As Andrew Jackson, subsidized by way of Cherokee warriors, leads a fierce assault at the Creek tribes, his younger republic will quickly want each citizen soldier it might probably find.
What if–at this serious moment–bonds have been solid among males of alternative races and tribes? What if the Cherokee clans have been in a position to muster an built-in entrance, and the U.S. executive confronted a united Indian state reinforced by way of escaping slaves, freed males of colour, or even influential white allies?
Through the outstanding adventures of fellows who have been rather there–men of combined race, combined feelings, and a unique purpose–The Rivers of warfare consists of us during this new course, brilliantly remodeling a unprecedented bankruptcy of yankee history.
With a solid of unforgettable characters–from James Monroe and James Madison to Sam Houston, Francis Scott Key, and Cherokee chiefs John Ross and significant Ridge–The Rivers of battle travels from the conflict of Horseshoe Bend to the conflict of recent Orleans, and brings each explosive second to lifestyles. With beautiful recognition to element, a unprecedented snatch of heritage, and a storyteller’s reward for the dramatic, Flint supplies a daring, thought-provoking epic of enemies and allies, traitors and revolutionaries, and illuminates who we're as a country, how we came, and the way background itself is made–and remade.
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That plan was not met with unconditional consent even by the top military. Nevertheless, the preparations and plans were comprehensive. By late March, more than 70 divisions were made available for the attack, codenamed Operation Michael, which was launched on 21 March between Arras and La Fère. 36 The integration of the plans for Operation Michael into German operational thinking is in line with the concept of a frontal breakthrough battle, which was developed as early as 1914. As a rule, this concept was given second priority behind envelopment and only implemented in exceptional cases, when a gap was found in the enemy line.
Like World War I, World War II did not see any decisive battles; rather, it remained a war of exhaustion, in which the leaders of the Wehrmacht became entangled and increasingly lost the initiative. 1 At first glance, this great expansion seems to have been the product a long series of ad hoc measures. Upon closer inspection, however, a different pattern emerges. Just below the surface of a great exercise in improvisation, one can see the interaction of two very different approaches to the problem of mass mobilization.
Where the original Expeditionary Force included five cavalry brigades and a robust logistics infrastructure, the ‘New Army’ had neither cavalry formations nor a mobile base nor a lines-of-communications organization. )31 Notwithstanding the role that Territorial units played in his original New Army scheme, Kitchener made no provision for an expansion of the Territorial Force. Indeed, during the three weeks that it took the recruiting machinery of the Regular Army to induct the 100,000 men Kitchener had called for, the War Office refrained from authorizing any increase in the authorized strength of the Territorial Force.
1812: The Rivers of War (Trail of Glory, Book 1) by Eric Flint