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In America during the nineteenth century the winds of freedom blow across the prairie and beyond. Arising from numerous storms of struggle a shining of noble ideals has formed a valued heritage. It is a majestic land rich in abundance. WithMoreIn America during the nineteenth century the winds of freedom blow across the prairie and beyond. Arising from numerous storms of struggle a shining of noble ideals has formed a valued heritage. It is a majestic land rich in abundance. With abounding hope the adventurous seek the promise of opportunity. For those willing to endure the perils of hardship both ascension and destiny seem imminent.However, many people venturing west do not find the fulfillment of their dreams. Also, they do not share in the wealth of the land. Some of them are not even of noble cause. Yet others aside from commitment and honor believe in something greater than themselves. It is their toil, blood, and sacrifice that sustains the young nation.Perhaps it is inevitable during an era wrought by a Wind of Unrest to elude the gathering storm. The self-governing principles of a people bound together by a Union of states becomes tested by a Civil War. Through a teenage boy who befriends an eaglet named Thad the spirit of the period takes flight. It is a venture spanning more than a decade. Romanticism is unveiled but through a desperate struggle to survive. Thus amidst a turbulent backdrop of historical events realism is enhanced portraying the actual suffering endured.Beyond the battlefields the story portrays a fervent season of intense love and devoted friendships. Also the sorrow of loss within the realm of maturing. Still, a glittering of joy is not lost. For life is not wholly of rain or sunshine. Rather it is a blending of both along a striving path which often meanders in a direction often not of our choosing. Thus one can easily identify with the inspiring flight of an uncommon eagle and an eccentric companion by the name of John L. Forrester.