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

Label
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War
Title
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy
Title remainder
four women undercover in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Karen Abbott
Title variation
Four women undercover in the Civil War
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O'Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Karen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowser, Mary Elizabeth
  • Boyd, Belle
  • Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
  • Van Lew, Elizabeth L
  • Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
  • Van Lew, Elizabeth L
  • Bowser, Mary Elizabeth
  • Boyd, Belle
  • Bowser, Mary Elizabeth
  • Boyd, Belle
  • Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
  • Van Lew, Elizabeth L
  • American Civil War
  • Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
  • Women spies
  • Women spies
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Förenta staterna
  • Military participation
  • Secret service
  • Women
  • Women spies
  • United States
  • United States
  • Amerikanska inbördeskriget 1861-1865
  • Underrättelseverksamhet
  • Spionage
  • Kvinnliga spioner
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Label
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War, Karen Abbott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- A dreadful blow -- 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
878667621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 513 pages
Isbn
9780062092892
Lccn
2014013602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 600
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)878667621
Label
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War, Karen Abbott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- A dreadful blow -- 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 -- Epilogue
Control code
878667621
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 513 pages
Isbn
9780062092892
Lccn
2014013602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 600
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)878667621

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