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Fire in the water / a novel by James Alexander Thom.

Thom, James Alexander, author. (Author).
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  • 30 of 34 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC THO (Text) 36803000982756 FICTION Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC THOM (Text) 33118000171722 Adult: General Fiction Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville I FIC THO (Text) 76895000221434 1st Floor Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL FIC THO (Text) 38217000543492 Fiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC THO (Text) 33187004162265 Fiction (adult) - R Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett WES THO (Text) 30010170783990 Western Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC THOM (Text) 32826014003966 Adult Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown AF THOM (Text) 75342000080928 Adult Fiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch FIC.c Thom, James (Text) 78294000256391 Adult Fiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 813 T452fi (Text) 00000106143423 Authors' room Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781935628569
  • ISBN: 1935628569
  • ISBN: 9781681570280
  • Physical Description: 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana : Blue River Press, [2015].

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General Note: Illustrations by James Alexander Thom.
Summary, etc.: For famous one-armed war correspondent Paddy Quinn, this is to be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln. Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg and takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp, kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn's lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war. While he is interviewing them about life in the notorious prison, the Sultana, carrying five times its lawful number of passengers, explodes after midnight. Quinn is blown overboard with the emaciated veteran Robb Macombie, and in the worst night of his life proves himself a better man than he had ever imagined he could be. In this narrative of America's worst maritime disaster, the deepest undercurrent is the spirit of the martyred President, whom Quinn and Macombie have vowed to honor by attending his funeral even if it kills them.
Subject: Sultana (Steamboat) > Fiction.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Funeral journey to Springfield > Fiction.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Death and burial > Fiction.
Mississippi River > Fiction.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Prisoners and prisons > Fiction.
Reporters and reporting > Fiction.
Authors > Indiana.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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