By Karen Abbott
Karen Abbott, the recent York occasions bestselling writer of Sin within the moment urban and “pioneer of sizzle background” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding real tale of 4 girls who risked every thing to turn into spies through the Civil War.
Karen Abbott illuminates some of the most attention-grabbing but little identified facets of the Civil battle: 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 undercover 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 inner most, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil battle. the gorgeous widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with strong Northern politicians to collect 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 less than the noses of suspicious insurgent detectives.
Using a wealth of basic resource fabric and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of those 4 heroines in the course of the tumultuous years of the warfare. With a forged 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, undercover agent attracts you into the battle as those bold ladies lived it.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, secret agent comprises 39 black & pictures and three maps.