Across the Crevasse Author:Rudolph Mellard Rudolph Mellard's great new novel tells a fine story of three Texans, a beautiful girl guerrilla fighter, and a giant of a preacher during the Civil War - that crevasse which separated the North and the South. — These gallant characters move "across the crevasse" with hope for the future as they go to Texas to start a new life on the frontier. — T... more »he story moves throughout the entire War, from Fort Sumter to Appomatox. The scenes of the great battles of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania are vivid in detail, intimate with the view of the participants. Despite this realism, the novel is pervaded with a powerful religious and romantic feeling, akin to the especially heroic characters the author has chosen to embody the spirit of those who were defeated in arms but not life.
The great battle scenes, the intimate characterizations, the historic sense of this story - all of its qualities making a truly solid, closely-done block of a novel - make a fitting end of our centennial celebrations of the Civil War.« less