The Rivers of War

The Rivers of War

Book - 2005
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In a tale of alternate history set on Americas western frontier, the Cherokee are united in the face of mutual enemies, finding allies among the politicians of the day and escaped slaves, forming an Indian Nation that will play an important role in such conflicts as the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of New Orleans.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2005.
ISBN: 9780345465672
Characteristics: xv, 489 p. ;,25 cm.


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Apr 29, 2015

For me it began to drag sooner than I'd have wished. I went back and read through trying to decide why and concluded it's just a product of having read too many other books by the author.

May 09, 2014

Another great series in the Alternate History genre. Flint makes the characters come alive. I didn't know much American history but he does disclose in an afterword where his story diverged from the actual history.

"In this novel, Sam Houston receives only a minor flesh wound in the Battle of the Horseshoe. He becomes a protege of General Jackson and privy to his intentions. Reaching an understanding with Jackson, Sam discusses the situation with The Ridge, an influential Cherokee chief, and other Cherokees.......The intent of this series is to present a feasible alternative to the Trail of Tears. Although not resolved in this novel, Houston proposes the idea of a voluntary mass relocation of the Cherokees across the Mississippi, such as advocated and demonstrated by Chief Tahlonteskee. Jackson agrees to concentrate on removing the Spanish from Florida to allow sufficient time for Houston to develop support for this plan among the various clans. Monroe even promises some material and financial aid for the relocation."

I have to agree with the above review. I would also be interested in reading a review by a Native American and/or African/American regarding the differences this "history" would have made in the past as well as now.........

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