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Author Thom, James Alexander, author
Title Fire in the water [ebook] : a novel / by James Alexander Thom
Published Indianapolis, Indiana : Blue River Press, [2015]
Copyright ©2015
Descript 1 online resource (367 pages) : illustrations
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Summary 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
Note Illustrations by James Alexander Thom
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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
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781935628606

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