Chicago 1871: A Science Fiction Thriller
by James E. Merl
About the author
Five years of research went into making John’s journey to 1871 as authentic as possible. The great fire, recorded by the survivors, is now told from the viewpoint of the firefighters as the fire swept through the streets of Chicago.
History has always talked about how devastating the fire was but has rarely mentioned how brave the young firefighters were, such as Captain Nicholas DuBach who led his men in a fight against all odds to save the city from complete annihilation. This is their story.
About the book
What if you had the opportunity to go back in time and change history?
Based on true events of October 1871 and winner of two 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Chicago 1871 is an action-packed thriller full of romance and infused with 19th-century history that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
History comes alive after present-day firefighter, John Kirk enters a burning house in 2018 and comes out in the year 1871–the year of the Great Chicago Fire; a fire that still affects our daily lives and is commemorated each year in October as National Fire Prevention Week.
Through John’s journey, he finds the love of his life, bonds with the firefighters of Engine Company 8, and meets a cast of supporting characters that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.
James E. Merl
December 4, 2019