By Peter G. Tsouras
“Do you recognize what army glory is? it truly is ‘that appealing rainbow, that rises in showers of blood—that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy.’” —Abraham Lincoln
The Union in dire peril! The conflict that started in Peter G. Tsouras’s earlier trade background, Britannia’s Fist, hurries up in the course of a couple of determined weeks in October 1863. From the bayous of Louisiana to the golf green hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the nice conflict uncoils in ropes of fireside. French and British armies are at the march, and heavy reinforcements have positioned to sea. Copperheads have risen in rebellion to pull the Midwest into the Confederacy as an important Union military stands ravenous and less than siege in Tennessee. in the meantime, Robert E. Lee and the Royal military set in movement a stroke that's boldness itself.
The Union staggers below those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate New York’s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington inn Abraham Lincoln watches a wooded area of the crimson flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column dashing around the lengthy Bridge. to forestall them is a war-worn regiment of latest York squaddies. To their backs Washington burns. yet new applied sciences and the paintings of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, whereas Russia plans to go into the conflict to avenge its humiliation within the Crimean War.
A Rainbow of Blood brings ahead the good battle from its outbreak to the 1st nice problem of the embattled republic. Peopled with outstanding personalities of the age, the publication rattles with the tramp of armies marching down the most interesting roads no longer taken—or even imagined—until now.
Read or Download A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peril An Alternate History PDF
Best American Civil War books
In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson—the Edgar® Award-winning, manhattan instances bestselling writer of Manhunt—brings to existence epic occasions of the Civil struggle period: the exciting chase to understand accomplice president Jefferson Davis within the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous 20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln’s physique domestic to Springfield.
Karen Abbott, the hot York instances bestselling writer of Sin within the moment urban and “pioneer of sizzle background” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding actual tale of 4 girls who risked every thing to develop into spies throughout the Civil conflict. Karen Abbott illuminates the most interesting but little recognized features of the Civil warfare: the tales of 4 brave women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who have been spies.
From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and ny occasions bestselling writer of Serena, comes a brand new selection of unforgettable tales set in Appalachia that makes a speciality of the lives of these haunted by way of violence and tenderness, desire and fear—spanning the Civil conflict to the current day. The darkness of Ron Rash’s paintings contrasts with its unforeseen sensitivity and stark attractiveness in a fashion that may basically be comprehensive by way of this grasp of the quick tale shape.
Problem of the home Divided is the traditional historiography of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Harry Jaffa presents the definitive research of the political rules that guided Lincoln from his reentry into politics in 1854 via his Senate crusade opposed to Douglas in 1858. To mark the 50th anniversary of the unique ebook, Jaffa has supplied a brand new creation.
Additional info for A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peril An Alternate History
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich. Ensign, Russian Imperial military, aboard Aleksandr Nevsky, flagship of the Russian Squadron vacationing big apple. Ripley, James W. Brigadier common, U. S. military; former director, former leader, Ordnance Bureau. Root, Elisha ok. Director, Colt fingers manufacturing unit. Rosecrans, William "Old Rosey. " significant normal, U. S. Volunteers; commander, military of the Cumberland. Rowan, Stephen Clegg. Captain, U. S. military; commander, USS New Ironsides, and appearing commander of the South Atlantic blocking off Squadron. Russell, Lord John. British overseas minister within the Liberal Palmerston govt. Scarlet, William Lord Abinger. Lieutenant colonel; commander the Scots Guards Fusiliers. Schurz, Carl. significant normal, U. S. Volunteers; commander, 3rd department, XI Corps, military of the Hudson. Sedgwick, John. significant basic, U. S. Volunteers; commander, VI Corps, military of the Potomac, and in self sufficient command of the relaxation of Portland. Semmes, Raphael. Captain, C. S. military; commander of CSS Alabama, the best of the accomplice trade raiders. Seward, William H. U. S. secretary of country. Seymour, Sir Michael. Rear admiral, Royal army; commander of the squadron despatched to smash the U. S. Navy's South Atlantic blocking Squadron at Charleston. Sharpe, George H. Brigadier normal, U. S. Volunteers; director of the valuable details Bureau (CIB) and commander of the a hundred and twentieth Regiment, manhattan Volunteers. Sherman, William Tecumseh. significant basic, U. S. Volunteers; commander, XVII Corps. Slocum, Henry W. significant normal, U. S. Volunteers; commander, XII Corps, military of the Potomac and military of the Hudson. *Smoke, James R. "Big Jim. " leader agent for the Copperhead circulation in Indiana and next agent of Lafayette Baker's mystery carrier. Spencer, Christopher. Inventor of the Spencer repeating rifle. Stanton, Edwin McMasters. U. S. secretary of warfare. Steinwehr, Adolph von. Brigadier basic, U. S. Volunteers; commander, 2d department, XI Corps, military of the Hudson. Stimers, Alban Crocker. Inspector basic of ironclads, U. S. military. Stoeckl, Baron Edouard de. Russian ambassador to the USA. Tappen, John R. significant, U. S. Volunteers; appearing commander, a hundred and twentieth Regiment, big apple Volunteers. Taylor, Richard. Lieutenant common, C. S. military; son of President Zachary Taylor; commander, Western Louisiana District. Thomas, George. significant common, U. S. Volunteers; "the Rock of Chickamauga," who succeeded Rosecrans as commander, military of the Cumberland. Victoria, Alexandrina. Queen of the uk of significant Britain and eire; ascended her throne on June 20, 1837. Washburn, Cadwallader C. significant basic, U. S. Volunteers; commander, XIII Corps, military of the Gulf. Welles, Gideon. U. S. secretary of the army. Wetherall, E. R. Colonel, British military; leader of employees to Lt. Gen. William Fenwick Williams, commander, Imperial forces in British North the United States. Williams, Alpheus S. Brigadier normal, U. S. Volunteers; commander, 1st department, XII Corps, military of the Hudson. *Wilmoth, Michael D. Sergeant, U. S. Volunteers; senior order-of-battle analyst, significant info Bureau (CIB), and protege of George H.