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The Resource Fire in the water : a novel, by James Alexander Thom

Fire in the water : a novel, by James Alexander Thom

Label
Fire in the water : a novel
Title
Fire in the water
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by James Alexander Thom
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
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 not 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
Cataloging source
IMR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thom, James Alexander
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Sultana (Steamboat)
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Mississippi River
  • United States
Label
Fire in the water : a novel, by James Alexander Thom
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations by James Alexander Thom
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925487173
Dimensions
24 centimeters
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781935628569
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fire in the water : a novel, by James Alexander Thom
Publication
Note
Illustrations by James Alexander Thom
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925487173
Dimensions
24 centimeters
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781935628569
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      1095 Sixth Avenue, Marion, IA, 52302, US
      42.032284 -91.59893
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