Friday, September 4, 2015
It was as if two powerful birds had entered the sky within a single year, The Eagle in the south, The Raven in the north, each circling and gaining strength, each progressing in the consolidation of its own powers. For forty-tow tempestuous years the adversaries would fly in ever-widening orbits until confrontation became inevitable. They would meet only once, a clash of eighteen minutes in the spring of 1836 which would change the history of the world.
-James A. Michener, The Eagle and The Raven