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The Unfinished Work Paperback – March 19, 2008
Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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''Meredith, drawing on extensive historical research, paints a vivid recreation of the Gettysburg campaign as seen by men on both sides of the battle lines. The author's fictional creations are colorfully three-dimensional. Eliza, in particular, is a glorious confection of self-pity, insecurity, and sugarcoated chutzpah, a downscale Scarlett O'Hara . . .''
''One of the finest recent historical novels, this engaging and attention-grabbing account is deeply rooted in the actual Civil War events of south-central Pennsylvania during the Gettysburg Campaign, and it is sure to fascinate readers, while at the same time educating them on the Confederate invasion and the Keystone residents' response.''
--Scott L. Mingus, Sr., Civil War historian and author --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Jake braced in anticipation of the death of the Yankee assailant. But nothing happened. Was Hampton out of ammo or was it a misfire?"
Frank Meredith, a native of Hanover in southwestern York County, Pennsylvania, is a writer of historical fiction, as well as a Grammy and Emmy-nominated musician. An international traveler and accomplished photographer, Meredith uses his prolific imagination and experience as a storyteller to weave together a fascinating novel, The Unfinished Work, based upon the events of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign.
The lead character, Jake Becker, like Meredith is a Hanoverian. Early in the Civil War in 1861, he has escorted the other two main characters, sisters Kathleen and Eliza Bigler, from Virginia back to Hanover for safety. Little did they know their paths would cross the Confederates in southern Pennsylvania just two years later when elements of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia invaded York County. The book begins with the Saturday June 27 raid of Elijah White's Virginia cavalry on Hanover and the Rebel infantry's occupation of nearby York PA. The dialogue and action sets the stage for the main event, J.E.B. Stuart's entry into Pennsylvania on June 30 and the subsequent Battle of Hanover.Read more ›
St Louis, Missouri
This is a really well-researched book that brings out little-known facts about the battles of Gettysburg, Hanover - and the least well known one - Hunterstown.
By making his fictional characters interact with the likes of JEB Stuart and George Custer, the author gives a history lesson in an effortless and entertaining way.
The author also does a great job in the appendix pointing out what is fact and what is fiction - a needed addition since he does such a good job of weaving the two together.
As a fellow Civil War fiction author and a resident of Gettysburg, I think this book will be enjoyed by those who are interested in learning more about the battles that occurred above the Mason-Dixon line, or those who just want an entertaining read.
Jessica James is the author of [ASIN:0979600006 Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia]].
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was fantastic! I purchased it from the author, Frank Meredith, while attending a Civil War Re-enactment Weekend in Peterboro, NY. Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Debra A Hogan
I've read tons of books on the Civil War and that era, and by far your book has surpassed them all. Authors like Garry Wills "Lincoln at Gettysburg", and such haven't done what... Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by southernliving
This was a great book. I am not much of a reader, but Frank himself was telling me about the story so I bought the book and started to read. Well, I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on November 9, 2009 by M. Starman