A Question of Respect by Robert L. Worley
The War of 1812 comes alive in this sweeping saga of a nation little prepared to fight an empire. The political drama and stunning battle scenes keep the reader captivated.
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Bloodied and bullied by England, insulted by France, and hampered by her own political immaturity, the United States must draw the line to survive. President James Madison, sincere but cautious, leads a government fraught with internal strife and uncertainty. At his side, supportive and loving, is the determined and intelligent Dolley Madison. Albert Gallatin, his greatest asset, and James Monroe, stand as his most loyal cabinet members. The world is unraveling before Madison's eyes: Tecumseh, the great Shawnee leader, and his brother, the Prophet, are attempting to organize the numerous Indian tribes into a unified confederation capable of resisting and ultimately halting the United State's westward expansion the British are seizing American merchantmen and kidnapping sailors with no fear of the consequences and France is taking her own prizes from among the United State's merchant fleet. An old, incompetent egomaniac named James Wilkinson is America's senior military commander. Yet he may be the only man capable and experienced enough to lead the United States into war against England or France. And an enraged America is clamoring for war against both! The U.S. Army's greatest asset--though she does not at first realize it--is a young, extraordinarily competent, tenacious Virginian, named Winfield Scott. Brave, often reckless, and exceptionally smart, Scott is determined to make his mark on the military landscape. Experience the events of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Scott, Henry Clay, John Armstrong, Thomas Jefferson and others. Be there as Speaker of the House John Randolph of Roanoke enthralls members of the House of Representatives with his eloquent speeches fight at the side of Private Benjamin Porter as the terror-stricken youngster fends off attacking Shawnee warriors at the Battle of Tippecanoe stand determined with Winfield Scott atop Queenston Heights, Upper Canada, as his men are repeatedly charged by horrifying Mohawk braves and ultimately confronted by the British army. It's all here in the new novel, A Question of Respect.
The author takes you there,with discriptive detail.His vison of the battles, on land or off, had me not wanting to put this fast paced read down.A new author who writes like a seasoned veteran.CONGRATULATIONS!! Frank Florez