By Karen Abbott
Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling writer of Sin within the moment City and “pioneer of sizzle historical past” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding real tale of 4 girls who risked every thing to turn into spies throughout the Civil War.
Karen Abbott illuminates some of the most attention-grabbing but little recognized features of the Civil warfare: the tales of 4 brave women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who have been spies.
After capturing a Union soldier in her entrance corridor with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd grew to become a courier and secret agent for the accomplice military, utilizing her charms to seduce males on each side. Emma Edmonds bring to a halt her hair and assumed the id of a guy to enlist as a Union deepest, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil conflict. the attractive widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with robust Northern politicians to assemble intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her younger daughter to ship info to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a filthy rich Richmond abolitionist, concealed in the back of her right Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, correct lower than the noses of suspicious insurgent detectives.
Using a wealth of fundamental resource fabric and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of those 4 heroines during the tumultuous years of the warfare. With a solid of real-life characters together with Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, common Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy attracts you into the conflict as those bold girls lived it.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy includes 39 black & images and three maps.