By Peter G. Tsouras
" are you aware what army glory is? it really is that beautiful rainbow, that rises in showers of blood that serpent s eye, that charms to wreck. " Abraham LincolnThe Union in dire peril! The struggle that all started in Peter G. Tsouras s prior trade historical past, "Britannia s Fist," hurries up in the course of a number 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 good 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 insurrection to pull the Midwest into the Confederacy as a necessary Union military stands ravenous and lower 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 manhattan s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington resort Abraham Lincoln watches a woodland of the pink flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column speeding around the lengthy Bridge. to prevent 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 warfare from its outbreak to the 1st nice challenge of the embattled republic. Peopled with amazing personalities of the age, the ebook rattles with the tramp of armies marching down some of the most exciting roads no longer taken or perhaps imagined formerly.
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Instead of peace the nations had got more armaments and more debts. Instead of prosperity had come a financial collapse in Wall Street, and all were trembling lest it spread to the rest of the world. XI All this wasn’t the most cheerful line of conversation for a sightseeing jaunt; so Lanny talked about some of the journalists and writers whom he had met at this conference, and forbore to refer to the tragic episode which had cut short his stay in Genoa. But later, when Irma and Rahel had gone back to the yacht, he went for a stroll with Hansi and Bess, and they talked about the Italian Syndicalist leader who had set them to thinking on the subject of social justice.
And how was the man who raised angleworms making out? ” He hoped that, if Ezra Hackabury was dead, some member of his family might be moved to reply. But local officers would hardly know about that old-time misadventure, or crossquestion fashionable people coming ashore from a private yacht; they could hardly check every tourist by the records of the Fascist militi in Rome. Mr. Hackabury had had the same idea. Lanny’s father had been here, trying to get a share; it had been his first fiasco, and the beginning of a chain of them for all parties concerned.
VII The company went ashore in the crowded city, which had once been the capital of the Moslem world, and now was known as Istanbul. ” Through the crowded street came a fire-engine with a great clangor; a modern one, painted a brilliant red—but Lanny saw in imagination the young Zaharoff riding the machine, busy with schemes to collect for his services. Were they still called tulumbadschi? And did they still charge to put out your fire—or to let it burn, as you preferred? ” The Soviet Union was in the middle of the Five-Year Plan, and miracles were confidently expected.