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 actual tale of 4 girls who risked every little thing to develop into spies throughout the Civil War.
Karen Abbott illuminates probably the most attention-grabbing but little identified elements of the Civil battle: the tales of 4 brave women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who have been spies.
After taking pictures 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 an end her hair and assumed the id of a guy to enlist as a Union deepest, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil battle. the gorgeous 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, normal Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy attracts you into the warfare as those bold girls lived it.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy comprises 39 black & pictures and three maps.