Picking up in time roughly where he left off in Gateway to Empire,
Eckert immerses the reader in the history of the Northwest Territories
and the Louisiana Purchase during the first half of the nineteenth
century as he relates the dramatic events presaging and composing
the Black Hawk War of 1832.
It is a story with heroes and scoundrels on both sides and is peopled
with men whose names have gone down in history - the young William
Henry Harrison, Colonel Zachary Taylor, Captain Abraham Lincoln,
and Captain William Clark of the famed expedition.
Hardback. 588 pp., $30.00.