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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy:Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott

Author Karen Abbot weaves together the never-before-told stories of four women who risked everything to take on lives of espionage during the Civil War. Socialite Belle Boyd was a courier and spy for the Confederate Army. Farm girl Emma Edmonds cut her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private. Beautiful widow Rose O’Neal Greenhow had affairs with Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and wealthy abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew from Richmond, Virginia, ran a spy ring that outfoxed rebel detectives. A spellbinding page-turner from the author of Sin in the Second City (2007).