|Plot Summary of In The Crossfire|
|"A nation is immersed in battle when Josiah Simmons leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and the rocky coastline of Maine to join the Union cause in the Civil War. Like his fellow comrades in arms, he believes the Union will gain a quick victory. What he doesn't anticipate are the tiresome marches, the homesickness, and the gruesome nightmare of battle. When Josiah encounters a Confederate soldier named Paul Wendall on the battlefield at Fredericksburg, an unlikely sacrifice sends him on a dangerous mission into enemy territory on behalf of the soldier. A bewildered Southern family, avenging townspeople, and a new love await him at the journey's end. Can the power of selflessness he witnessed in Fredericksburg help him face an uncertain future?
L. R. Bliss, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of In The Crossfire|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, general
- War, Civil
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Is this an e-book?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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