Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

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Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home and became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her considerable charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union private named Frank Thompson, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the war and infiltrating enemy lines, all the while fearing that her past would catch up with her. The beautiful widow Rose O'Neal Greenhow engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians, used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals, and sailed abroad to lobby for the Confederacy, a journey that cost her more than she ever imagined. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring--even placing a former slave inside the Confederate White House--right under the noses of increasingly suspicious rebel detectives.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2014.
Characteristics: sound files.

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IV27HUjg
Oct 16, 2015

Over dramatic doesn't cover this. 'Oh, Rhett...' An interesting subject, just not this way of conveying it IMHO.

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DawnL46
Feb 06, 2015

It's a bit of melodrama, a diversion, rather than a serious read. I thought I could listen while cooking or winding down. But she lost me with "her blood was literally boiling."

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