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Author: Tom Mach
ISBN13: 978-0974515946
Title: All Parts Together: Book Two of the Jessica Radford Trilogy (Bk. 2)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Hill Song Press (February 9, 2006)
Pages: 362

All Parts Together: Book Two of the Jessica Radford Trilogy (Bk. 2) by Tom Mach



All Parts Together book. In All Parts Together, Jessica, in 1863, survives the infamous Quantrill raid of Lawrence, Kansas, where almost 200 unarmed civili The book's title comes from poet Walt Whitman, who wrote, "Sure as Life holds all parts together, Death holds all parts together. This is the second book of Tom Mach's exciting trilogy on the life of a 19th-century woman named Jessica Radford. In All Parts Together, Jessica, in 1863, survives the infamous Quantrill raid of Lawrence, Kansas, where almost 200 unarmed civilians were killed, and she eventually goes to Washington, .

This is the second book of Tom Mach�s exciting trilogy on the life of a 19th-century woman named Jessica Radford.

All Parts Together (Jessica Radford Trilogy Book 2). Tom Mach. Try Kindle Countdown Deals Explore limited-time discounted eBooks. As a fellow Civil War novelist, I give & two thumbs up; a well worthwhile title, with all the potential of becoming a classic. I've also read Book 2 of the Jessica Radford Trilogy and have been patiently waiting for the last book. I'm beginning to worry they are not going to publish it. The story needs to be told though.

Tom Mach's novel Sissy! is more than a Civil War novel. It's a story of how people looked inside themselves to get the courage and inspiration they needed to fight the evil surrounding them. I was touched by the relationships and connections between everyone in this book.

How does Sissy, Nellie's angel, finally bring Jessica peace on the most brutal battlefield of the Civil War-Lawrence, Kansas? show more. Format Paperback 343 pages. Dimensions 21. 4 x 29. 8 x 4. 4mm 2,222. Publication date 01 Jan 2004. Publisher Hill Song Press. Publication City/Country Lawrence, United States.

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Tom has written extensively for regional and national magazines, such as Writers Digest, where his feature article was published, and inStamp World, where his short story appears. In addition, he has received numerous writing awards for his poetry, short stories, and articles. Tom is currently at work on, All Parts Together, the second novel of his trilogy of Jessica Radford, a fascinating woman from the 1860s who was ahead of her time.

The book's title comes from poet Walt Whitman, who wrote, "Sure as Life holds all parts together, Death holds all parts together." This is the second book of Tom Mach's exciting trilogy on the life of a 19th-century woman named Jessica Radford. In All Parts Together, Jessica, in 1863, survives the infamous Quantrill raid of Lawrence, Kansas, where almost 200 unarmed civilians were killed, and she eventually goes to Washington, D.C. A headstrong, independent young woman writer, she faces obstacles in her path as she seeks to influence Congress to enact emancipation of slaves in all the states.
Reviews: 6
Uickabrod
I loved Sissy! I didn't think that Tom Match could match the outstanding blend of writing and historical research with this sequel, but he did. I love All Parts Together just as much. It tells Jessica's journey through the second half of the Civil War starting with the Quantrill raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. The large cast of well developed characters are back and I enjoyed seeing their journeys too. Match handles the different points of view well and gives the reader glimpses into significant events across the country.

While this book stands alone I highly recommend that you read Sissy! first. Match hints at things that happened in Sissy with several characters, but to get the full impact you should read the first book in the trilogy first.

I was pleasantly surprised when Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln made appearances in this book. Match has researched the Civil War very well and included so many details the reader is instantly transported to that time period and place. He got everything correct and that is nearly impossible to do. I am currently reading book 3 now. It does not disappoint.
Zulurr
I had the pleasure of reading the first book<"Sissy," written by author Tom Mach in this trilogy and I was quite impressed and not disappointed as I read the second installment, "All parts Together."

In this work our author continues on with the life of a 19th-century woman named Jessica Radford. We walk with her as one of the survivors of the Quantrill raid of Lawrence, Kansas. Mr. Mach does an outstanding job in conveying the mindset of the people after experiencing such a traumatic event. He did this in a way not to glorify war but to allow the reader to understand the horror of those lives that were touched and changed forever.

We travel with Jessica as she moves on to Washington, D.C. where she meets Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln and other important figures of the time. In sharing her visits with such historical figures we catch a glimpse of their view points which certainly add color to the storyline. We are also taken to several battles in the South such as Chattanooga and St. Louis and we hear how the war has effected the residents of those cities, their fears and concerns. We are given not just historical facts but the feel of the people, perhaps coming to the realization that they were living their lives just like you and I when confronted by the tragedy of war and the aftermath.

Mr.Mach's descriptive power in conveying his characters is outstanding, truly making them alive and quite fitting to the era. To me this was not an easy task and certainly must have taken some thought and historical study of the people in that time.

Another aspect that I personally enjoyed was the spiritual side, the mention of angels, faith and one's belief in a time of true desperation, and the struggle that Jessica herself battles within concerning her own beliefs with God and mankind. I recommend this book and the first. Tom Mach has done an excellent job in giving us a historical view of the times with a fictional story of the heart to keep our interest. Well done! Thank you for one outstanding read.
FailCrew
In recent years I have drifted into reading books about history, when I am able to find a good one. I have enjoyed reading several books written by the people who lived in various eras and conflicts. Unfortunately, I have found it difficult to locate well-researched fictional books set in any era. This book is an extremely accurate fictional book that covers the period from August, 1863, to May, 1865. The blending of actual events and characters with the characters of the fictional story was so seamless that I sometimes found it difficult to know whether a particular character was a historical figure.

"All Parts Together" is the second book in a trilogy of books that the author calls the Jessica Radford trilogy. The first book in the trilogy is titled "Sissy," which begins in 1857 and ends with the infamous Quantrill raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. Unfortunately, I have yet to read "Sissy," though I now wish I had. While this book stands on its own, I did occasionally have to recall the interrelationship of the numerous characters in this book and I think meeting these characters in "Sissy" would have made it easier to keep the characters straight in this book.

There are quite a few principal characters in "All Parts Together." The main advantage of the number of characters is being able to follow significant events in many parts of the country. Tom Mach allows us to see what is happening in portions of the South, in the Midwest, and wherever Jessica Radford happens to be as she journeys across the country.

The book uses the aftermath of the Quantrill raid as a launching point. The details are exquisite as the residents of Lawrence, Kansas, attempt to recover from the shock of the raid. While Mr. Mach does not glorify violence, neither does he skimp on the details as Confederate allied raiders brutally murder the members of a band, and townspeople hang an innocent man.

The book then journeys to Washington, D.C., where we meet Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, along with other historical persons such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The book also includes stops at several famous battles in the South, such as Chattanooga and Chickamauga. I was especially fascinated by a visit to St. Louis as the residents of that city believed they might soon be under attack by the Confederate army, because I once lived in that city. While Tom Mach describes these battles from the viewpoint of his characters, and thus limits the details in the book to their participation in each, the historical details are quite accurate.

Tom Mach gets the easy details correct. More amazing, Tom gets the little details correct as well. Throughout his novel Tom sprinkles little tidbits that place a reader in the era. I looked up several details to verify their accuracy, and found that Tom was accurate in each.

Jessica Radford, Mary Delany, Matt Lightfoot, the Hellers, Nellie, Tinker and the other characters in "All Parts Together" are representative of people who lived in that era. These people could have been real people, and Tom Mach provides enough detail for each to make them come alive. These people also have the frailties of real people, and we see them make desperate decisions to survive in extreme times. Sometimes those decisions are uncomfortable, but regardless of whether the outcome of such decisions fits with our view of the world, they are decisions that real people have had to make.

One aspect of Tom Mach's book that I found intriguing is his mention of angels. It can be easy to dismiss the addition of angels to a historical novel. However, there have been tales of angels in historical accounts of battles for as long as such battles have been documented. I have read about this subject extensively, particularly where visions of ethereal beings appeared as a possible turning point in at least one medieval battle, and though the appearance of an angel in a book of historical fiction is unusual, and perhaps unique, I find it enjoyable as well.

"All Parts Together" is a rare novel. Tom Mach researched the details for this book as much as he would have researched the details for a non-fiction novel. If he took a bit of artistic license with the details or the actual historical figures, I am unable to discern that. The book contains details that might make some readers uncomfortable, and this book is most assuredly not for children below the age of about 14 years, or perhaps older, depending on the maturity of the child. However, readers need to recall that many of the fictional events depicted in the book actually occurred. We often glamorize the past until faced with the actual, uncomfortable details of the past.

If you fancy yourself a lover of history, particularly the history surrounding the Civil War between the American North and South, you may find this book a fascinating read. If you enjoy historical fiction from that era, you will most certainly find this book enjoyable. If you enjoy historical fiction and have an open mind, then you will absolutely enjoy this book. I look forward to the third book in the Jessica Radford trilogy. Enjoy!

This review is based on a copy of the book provided to me by the author.
Avarm
All Parts Togher is an extrodinariiy well rearched novel. Yet with all the precise information, this book is filled with fictional characters that seamlessly blend all the history of the Civil War together from the outlook of different locations. There isn't a character in this book real or fictional, that doesn't contriibute a point of view on the war, as well as Presiident Lincoln's assination. And because the events are scattered, geographilly, just as the war, Tom Mach is able to blend events to meticulously match history. i loved this entire trilogy, and highly recommend it to any and every reader.
Siatanni
What I like best about historical fiction is the way author's put readers right smack in the action through the eyes of a fictional character, who seems to be a real person. Tom Mach accomplishes this goal.
mr.Mine
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