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Gateway to Empire (Winning of America #5)

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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 swe ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Jesse Stuart Foundation (first published May 1st 1984)
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Alan Eckert’s novel, “Gateway to Empire,” covers a vast sweep of time and territory. The novel roughly follows an earlier book, “The Wilderness War, “in the author’s Winning of America series. “The Wilderness War” depicts rebellion of the Ottawa war chief Pontiac and the pro-French Native American’s eventual defeat. “Gateway to Empire” begins at that point and follows Pontiac in his later years. It continues through his eventual assassination by a Peoria warrior. Eckert transitions at this point ...more
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Finished on the front porch with Candy purring in my lap. Nice December day.
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Allan W. Eckert was an American historian, historical novelist, and naturalist.

Eckert was born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in the Chicago, Illinois area, but had been a long-time resident of Bellefontaine, Ohio, near where he attended college. As a young man, he hitch-hiked around the United States, living off the land and learning about wildlife. He began writing about nature and American hi
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Other Books in the Series

Winning of America (6 books)
  • The Frontiersmen
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  • The Conquerors: A Narrative
  • The Wilderness War
  • Twilight of Empire

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