London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1963.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Fleischmann, Glen. WHILE RIVERS FLOW. An Historical Novel. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1963. Publisher's red cloth stamped gilt to the spine. A fine fresh copy in like price clipped John Lathey designed dustwrapper, a hint of fade to the spine panel, hardly noticable. An excellent example of this novel of the expulsion of the Cherokee Nation. "In the 1830s America was a small country crushed against her eastern seaboard, but already the land-hungry South was pressing westward and the Cherokee Nation - a settled, civilised, prosperous people whose territory was secured to them by treaty - was in the way. The people of Georgia clamoured for a new treaty which compelled the Cherokees to remove west of the Mississippi. Against this historical background - one of the bitterest stains on the history of the United States - Glen Fleischmann has written a powerful and dramatic novel: the story of an ambitious army officer compelled to enforce a treaty which he knows to be unjust; offered power and wealth if he will come to terms with his conscience; trapped between the demands of his private life and his public duty; torn by the love of two women. This is a novel of conscience - the conscience of a country and the conscience of a man; a novel of ambition and greed and a tortured honour; a passionate, tragic novel which explores the destructive forces that can tear the heart out of a noble character and drive honest men to terrifying depths of cruelty" From the DJ Flap.
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