By Peter G. Tsouras
" are you aware what army glory is? it's that appealing rainbow, that rises in showers of blood that serpent s eye, that charms to wreck. " Abraham LincolnThe Union in dire peril! The warfare that started in Peter G. Tsouras s past 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 fairway hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the nice struggle uncoils in ropes of fireside. French and British armies are at the march, and heavy reinforcements have positioned to sea. Copperheads have risen in riot to tug the Midwest into the Confederacy as an essential Union military stands ravenous and below siege in Tennessee. in the meantime, Robert E. Lee and the Royal army set in movement a stroke that's boldness itself.The Union staggers less than those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate big apple s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington inn Abraham Lincoln watches a woodland of the crimson flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column speeding around the lengthy Bridge. to forestall them is a war-worn regiment of latest York infantrymen. To their backs Washington burns. yet new applied sciences and the artwork of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, whereas Russia plans to go into the battle to avenge its humiliation within the Crimean War."A Rainbow of Blood" brings ahead the good struggle from its outbreak to the 1st nice challenge of the embattled republic. Peopled with notable personalities of the age, the e-book rattles with the tramp of armies marching down probably the most exciting roads now not taken or perhaps imagined formerly.
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