Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Women Undercover in the Civil War
Publish date: 2014-09-01
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, American History
, Spy Thriller
, Military History
, Civil War
I spent much of the last few days in bed, so it was a real treat to have a good book to read while I was there. This was that book. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy looks at the lives of four women, who at one point or another played any or all of these roles, in the American Civil War. (OK, only o...
Abbott looks at 4 women who served their respective countries during the Civil War: Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow of the Confederacy, and Emma Edmonds and Elizabeth Van Lew of the US. While Edmonds was the soldier and Van Lew certainly a spy--I am not clear on who was the Liar and the Temptress, beca...
As a woman, what would make you go to war in 1861? To be beside your husband? Pure loyalty to the cause? Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy delves into the history of four courageous women who took part in the Civil War. High spirited seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd began packing a Colt 1849 pistol. W...
Karen Abbott has written a well researched narrative that tells the true story of four courageous women who wanted to serve their President and their country, although some of us may not support the President or side for which they fought. Perhaps the true origin of the Civil War lies in economic is...
Wow: I loved this, and I am so over reading about the American Civil War. But, really, what could be better than a detailed and exciting nonfiction account of four women who played key roles in the war? This book combines the best of both worlds: the perspective and historical background of nonficti...
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