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"Pliney Fiske: A Civil War Mystery" set in Concord, with Mark Travis

Thursday July 12th, 2012, at 7 p.m

A Civil War mystery set in Concord, NH, is the fare for this evening! Mark Travis, formerly a reporter and editor of the Concord Monitor, and current publisher of the Valley News, presents his first novel, Pliney Fiske

From filmmaker Ken Burns: "This is a wonderful novel, alive in the moment, from the first scene to the last. It rings true, too, free of the cloying sentimentality that afflicts most of our Civil War memories. This is a gritty, real world that Travis unpacks, one filled with characters particular to this story, but also universal in their familiarity and dimension. I felt like I was there." 

Read the first chapter here.

Mr. Travis is also the co-author of My Brave Boys, a history of the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers in the Civil War. Pliney Fiske ($14.95) will be available in June, at Gibson's Bookstore.

Pliney Fiske, a Civil War Mystery

 

Event date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
27 S Main St
03301 Concord
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By Mike Pride, Mark Travis (Joint Author), Walter Holden (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781584652816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of New England - May 2003

Two thousand regiments fought in Union armies during the Civil War. None -- not one -- suffered more deaths in battle than the Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers. At the center of this regiment's searing experience is Colonel Edward Cross, a journalist and adventurer who infused the Fifth with his formidable personality.


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