Gateway to Empire

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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 ...
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Overview

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 the Shawnee 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931672283
  • Publisher: Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Winning of America Ser.
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 390,877
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    I highly recommend this book.

    Great for anyone that loves history. A highly recomended read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    If you are an American. If you are a scholar. If you are a dreamer. If you long for adventure. If you bear any kind of respectable human character and are a fighter for human dignity. If you need a cause. If you need to enrich your life. If you are prepared to learn and take in unimaginable true horizons. Then, friend, you need to read, take in, make a part of you, Alan Eckert's histories. They measure up to scholarly standards for historical verification and then some. These books are a national treasure. Consider it a measure of your life to read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2008

    Why Chicago?

    Allan Eckert seems to be a most misunderstood writer. His research in all the histories he has written is impeccable. Because his style is narrative, these books are often found under 'Fiction' in most stores. What a tragic viewpoint. No other author has made the founding of America so exciting, frightening, and realistic. One cannot put these books down once begun, unless turning to the great expansive notes in the back of the book or a map with which one can actually find modern-day sites that correspond to places mentioned in his books. Gateway To Empire gives a most detailed and lively narrative marking the founding of the Windy City. The hardships and daily hazards of early pioneer life spring from the pages. One can appreciate all that those founders went through to create the beginnings of that fabulous city. The description of Fort Dearborn means much more than the present day outline on the corner of Michigan St and Wacker Drive. This book is a must for anyone interested in Chicago's storied history. In fact, all of Allan Eckert's books are essential reads for anyone who thirsts to know US history, but in a readable, novel-like form.

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