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Gallop Toward the Sun

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Gallop Toward the Sun by Peter Stark
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Aug 29, 2023 | ISBN 9780593605660 | 715 Minutes

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“Peter Stark takes us back to a crucial fork in the road of the frontier past, where the course of our national life might have turned out so differently. You can’t read this fresh and surprising work without thinking, ‘What if?’”—Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Thunder and In the Kingdom of Ice

“In Stark’s vivid and skillful and passionate telling, the story of the struggle between Tecumseh and future president William Henry Harrison carries the reader breathlessly along. If you don’t know about Tecumseh, you don’t know the first thing about the U.S.A. This is a terrific book.”—Ian Frazier, bestselling author of Great Plains

“As the title promises, Peter Stark’s taut, multi-layered narrative of the legendary Shawnee chief Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison, and the making of a very young United States of America pulled me in and wouldn’t let go. Gallop Toward the Sun offers a much-needed reevaluation of this crucial period of our nation’s history.”—Laurence Bergreen, author of Over the Edge of the World

“In this irresistible dual biography, Stark documents the violent confrontation between the United States and the Indigenous tribes in the wake of the American Revolution. And he does so with a profound grasp of both narrative storytelling and the major, violent themes of our nation’s life. You can’t understand America without understanding this book.”—Rinker Buck, bestselling author of The Oregon Trail and Life on the Mississippi

“[A] lively joint biography . . . Readers will come away with deeper admiration for Tecumseh—and disdain for his conniving foe.”Kirkus Reviews

“Vivid biographical detail and astute analysis of how Harrison and Tecumseh’s competing visions for the future fueled the conflict make this is an informative chapter in the history of the American frontier.”Publishers Weekly

“Stark is a master of bringing history to breathing, bleeding life. He animates a little-known era with powerful twin protagonists—Tecumseh and Harrison—each epic in his own way. . . . A great read.”—Michael Punke, bestselling author of The Revenant

“What a good read. . . . Tecumseh’s story deserves to be told often and well, and by coupling him with Harrison, Stark effectively presents this as a crucial collision in the making and meaning of America, warts and all.”—Colin G. Calloway, professor of History and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Dartmouth College and author of The Indian World of George Washington

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