By Peter G. Tsouras
" have you learnt what army glory is? it truly is that beautiful rainbow, that rises in showers of blood that serpent s eye, that charms to damage. " Abraham LincolnThe Union in dire peril! The struggle that all started in Peter G. Tsouras s prior trade heritage, "Britannia s Fist," hurries up in the course of a number 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 good 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 insurrection to tug the Midwest into the Confederacy as a necessary Union military stands ravenous and less than 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 below those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate ny s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington lodge Abraham Lincoln watches a woodland of the pink flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column speeding around the lengthy Bridge. to forestall them is a war-worn regiment of recent York squaddies. 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 conflict from its outbreak to the 1st nice problem of the embattled republic. Peopled with notable personalities of the age, the booklet rattles with the tramp of armies marching down some of the most exciting roads now not taken or perhaps imagined before.
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He escorted them to point out, helpfully, a not particularly trim cottage built upon the site of some former industrial complex. It could only have been the cannon foundry of Napoleonic times. By that time the hour was not far from sunset. There was a bed of flowers outside the cottage, badly in need of attention. There was a section of antique stone wall with the remnants of window-openings to be detected. There were piles of stone, once painstakingly separated from the walls whose upper courses they had formed.
Why did I? Do I seem to act strangely? Should I see a doctor? " Harrison said with some grimness: "Remember Professor Carroll? I'd like to see him! He said something that started me off on this business. Remember? He said that the cosmos as known is merely the statistical probability that has the value of unity? " "Ah, yes! De Bassompiere! " Then Pepe stopped. After an instant he Then he said indignantly: "But why did I make so insane a statement about four emperors of Mexico? " Harrison shrugged.
It wasn't good sense. It wasn't even so, though I thought it was. A fact is a fact! But there are some damned queer ones! " Harrison explained his painstaking search through the personal papers of historical characters. He repeated that somebody named de Bassompierre had passed on facts that nobody could possibly have known at the time. " said Carroll darkly. " He strode out of the room. He practically filled the doorway as he passed through it. A moment later his voice boomed in another part of the cottage.