By Karen Abbott
Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling writer of Sin within the moment City 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 interesting but little recognized features 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 undercover agent for the accomplice military, utilizing her charms to seduce males on either side. Emma Edmonds bring to a halt her hair and assumed the identification of a guy to enlist as a Union deepest, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil warfare. the attractive 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 at the back of her right Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, correct below 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 struggle. 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, Spy attracts you into the battle as those bold ladies lived it.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy comprises 39 black & images and three maps.