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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.

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