Title: 1812: The Rivers of War
Author: Eric Flint
Publisher: Del Rey
Keywords: alternate history
Reading period: 25 August–8 September, 2010
1812: The Rivers of War is the first novel in an alternate history
series that recasts the War of 1812 and later the Trail of Tears.
Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, and several Scots-Irish and Indian characters
head off in a somewhat different direction than they did in our history.
Flint tells a rousing, entertaining story, with exciting battles and engaging characters.
It's a period of U.S. history that I knew little about,
and I enjoyed the book.