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

Thom, James Alexander, author (Author).
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  • 28 of 32 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield FIC THO (Text) 36803000982756 FICTION Available -
Brookville Public Library FIC THO (Text) 38217000543492 Fiction Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola FIC THOM (Text) 33118000171722 Adult: General Fiction Available -
Centerville Center Township Public Library - Centerville I FIC THO (Text) 76895000221434 1st Floor Fiction Available -
Cicero Branch FIC.c Thom, James (Text) 78294000256391 Adult Fiction Available -
Crothersville Branch FIC THOM (Text) 37500004121386 Fiction Available -
Garrett Public Library WES THO (Text) 30010170783990 Western Checked out 12/27/2016
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg FIC THOM (Text) 32826014003966 Adult Fiction Available -
Greentown Public Library - Greentown AF THOM (Text) 75342000080928 Adult Fiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch FIC THOM, JAMES ALEXANDE (Text) 33946003043572 Fiction . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/21/2016
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  • ISBN: 9781935628569
  • ISBN: 1935628569
  • Physical Description: 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana : Blue River Press, [2015].

Content descriptions

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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