Item description for Gateway to Empire (Eckert, Allan W. Winning of America Series.) by Allan W. Eckert...
With his unmatched ability to bring our vibrant early history to life, Allan W. Eckert now presents his latest saga of the battle for the North American wilderness.Here, in all its fascinating human drama, is the struggle to control the "gateway to empire"--Chicago Portage, the vital link between the East and the untapped riches of the west.Caught up in the turbulent sweep of events are two men--John Kinzie, a successful trader with a heroic taste for a new frontiers who fought to live in mutual respect with the Indians, and Tecumseh theShawnee leader, a man of unparalleled wisdom and courage who would see his dream of a united Indian empire betrayed.As the British move toward the war 1812 both men and their people would be trapped in a tragic conflict that would threaten the land they so passionately loved.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Publisher Jesse Stuart Foundation
ISBN 193167227X ISBN13 9781931672276
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More About Allan W. Eckert
Allan W. Eckert is an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter and playwright. He is the author of thirty-nine published books, and has been nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature.
Allan W. Eckert lived in Corona. Allan W. Eckert was born in 1931 and died in 2011.
Reviews - What do customers think about Gateway to Empire (Eckert, Allan W. Winning of America Series.)?
Chicago gets wiped out. Nov 7, 2007
This book lets you in on the dealings of Tecumseh with more details. The records of the decisions of the military commanding officers are astounding. As I was reading the events I wanted to kick somebody for getting so many people killed.
Great series Jul 27, 2007
This book isn't as strong as some of Eckert's others, but as a part of his series, (and for a book that was previously out of print) I'd strongly recommend it.
I had read Frontiersmen, Tecumseh and Dark and Bloody River, and preferred them easily to this book, but still enjoyed it, and have re-read it many times.