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Author Abbott, Karen, 1973-

Title Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  973.7 A127    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 513 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [437]-495) and index.
Contents Splendid and silent suns (a note) -- 1861. The fastest girl in Virginia (or anywhere else for that matter) -- Our woman ; A shaft in her quiver ; As if they were chased by demons ; Never as pretty as her portrait shows ; Little rebel heart on fire ; Admirable self-denial ; The birds of the air ; The secret room ; Stakeout ; Hard to name ; Crinoline and quinine ; Dark and gloomy perils ; Unmasked ; The defenseless sex -- 1862. Not your ideal of a beautiful soldier ; She will fool you out of your eyes ; Rebel vixens of the slave states ; Wise as serpents and harmless as doves ; A woman usually tells all she knows ; A slave called "Ned" ; Perfectly insane on the subject of men ; The other side of the river ; My love to all the dear boys ; One grain of manhood ; The madam looks much changed ; The Secesh Cleopatra ; The bright rush of life, the hurry of death ; She breathes, she burns ; The still, small voice ; Richmond underground ; Playing dead -- 1863. when you think he may be killed tomorrow ; bread or blood ; A wean that's born to be hung ; Forgive you all the same ; No one ignorant of the danger ; La Belle Rebelle ; Women make war upon each other ; Please give us some of your blood -- 1864. That unhappy country ; Despicable remedies ; The sanctuary of a modest girl ; You are very poor company ; Be prudent and never come again ; Goodbye, Mrs. Greenhow ; This verdict of lunacy ; The delicacy of the situation ; Not at all changed by death ; The sweet little man ; Like most of her sex -- 1865. The way a child loves its mother ; As this mighty work was done.
Summary "The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Boyd, Belle, 1844-1900.
Greenhow, Rose O'Neal, 1814-1864.
Van Lew, Elizabeth L., 1818-1900.
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth, approximately 1840-
Women spies -- United States -- Biography.
Women spies -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
ISBN 9780062092892

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