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    Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Four Civil War femme fatales? Yes pleaseThis book is EVERYTHING It's like A League of Their Own had a lovechild with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Doris Kearns Goodwin's DKG Team of Rivals and seasoned with an extra dash of siren song Or does one not season children? Actually it's hard to dream up a single concoction to represent all that is contained in Karen Abbott's Liar Temptress Soldier Spy It is a uniue breed of

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    Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott “Frank stepped forward He was five foot six two inches shorter than the average Union army recruit solid but thin He told the doctor he was nineteen years old twenty come December The doctor’s eyes skimmed his shoulders and back torso and legs He coiled his fingers around Frank’s wrist and lifted up his hand He turned it over as if it were a tarot card studying its nuances noting the absence of calluses the smooth palm th

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    characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download DNFI made it over halfway but I give upTo me the most important aspect of nonfiction is that it be nonfiction Unfortunately writers of pop nonfiction usually go for the most sensational versions of the truth tha

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    Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Karen Abbott's History of Four Women in the American Civil War I am always on the women's side The Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut Whoever said history has to be dull? Well when Newsweek Magazine asked one thousand Ame

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    Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Karen Abbott takes a look at four women of the American Civil War two Northern and two Southern Elizabeth Van Lew Emma Edmonds aka Frank Thompson Rose Greenhow and Belle Boyd She sheds new light on the roles of

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    Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download When I say I want to read about interesting women this is EXACTLY what I mean Liar Temptress Soldier Spy tells the story of•BELLE BOYD self proclaimed Cleopatra of the Succession and a real piece of work Before the age of 20 Belle had already killed a man become a spy for the Confederacy and been arrested for being a spy Always on the lookout for a husband and pathologically obsessed with Stonewall Jackson B

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    characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy is the non fiction account of four women during the U S Civil War Rose Greenhow Elizabeth Van Lew Emma Edmonds and Belle Boyd guess which side she was on Two are Confederates and two Unionists each spied for the cause they embraced and suffered for doing soThe first half of the book was uite interesting a

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    Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott 2 stars Meh Just okThe synopsis to this book promised a fascinating read and it does indeed start strong Hearing the back story of the four main historical figures was very interesting Unfortunately once the introd

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    Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) [Pdf New] Ó Karen Abbott Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy is a fantastic nonfiction narrative about four women and their daring undercover actions during the Civi

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    Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War I cannot help but visualize Belle Boyd as Erica Kane in crinolines Her chapters inevitably had me laughing my head off

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  • Hardcover
  • 513
  • Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
  • Karen Abbott
  • English
  • 21 July 2020
  • 9780062092892

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Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War 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 nose. Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Karen Abbott s History of Four Women in the American Civil War I am always on the women s side The Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut Whoever said history has to be dull Well when Newsweek Magazine asked one thousand Americans the same US Citizenship Test uestions reuired for an immigrant to gain United States Citizenship 38% must have found it pretty dull stuff They failed Seventy percent couldn t tell you what the Constitution was That s a pretty bleak look on Americans knowledge about their own country Take The uiz What We Don t Know Newsweek Magazine March 20 2011So it is especially refreshing to find a book as skilfully written by an author as talented as Karen Abbott who brings a lesser known area of the American Civil War brilliantly alive Any reader will find her story of four women and their involvement in the American Civil War anything but dull With the skill of a novelist Abbott weaves the lives of four exceptional and independent women into the complex history of the times Nor does Abbott accomplish her task without the credentials to back up her work Abbott writes the History column for Smithsoniancom and Disunion the continuing series on the American Civil War for The New York Times Karen Abbott is the author of Sin in the Second City Madams Ministers Playboys and the Battle for America s Soul and American Rose Writing of strong independent women outside traditional roles I consider her a feminist historian Oh Don t be misled by the author s looks Yes she s a beautiful woman Yes she certainly turned this reader s head But make no mistake about it She has a mind as sharp as the finest Toledo steel This is a history that is fully noted with a bibliography of sources that should satisfy any historianWriting of women s role in the American Civil War Abbott said in her introductory note Some privately or publicly with shrewd caution or gleeful abandon chafed at the limitations society set for them and determined to change the course of the war In the pages that follow I tell the story of four such women a rebellious teenager with a dangerous temper a Canadian expat on the run from her past a widow and a mother with nothing else to lose and a wealthy society matron who endured death threats for years and lost as much as she won Each in her own way was a liar a temptress a soldier and a spy sometimes all at onceIf that doesn t grab your attention I don t know what will Belle Boyd the teenager with the dangerous temperBelle was seventeen when the war began She lived with her parents in Martinsburg Virginia near the top of the Shenandoah Valley She was impetuous As one of the belles of Martinsburg described her she was man crazy When Union troops entered Martinsburg and invaded her home she killed a Yankee soldier whom she thought was too rough with her mother Early in the war there were no repercussions The North wanted no repercussions among Southern civilians yet Belle s father was a member of Stonewall Jackson s Brigade though he had not earned that nickname yet During the battle of Falling Waters Belle Boyd ran across the field of battle to warn Jackson of the number and deployment of Union troops She was instrumental in Jackson s victory Belle ever the romantic became enad of Jackson Surprise Belle s feelings were not returned Eventually Belle became a courier for the Confederacy She was imprisoned in the Capitol Prison in Washington DC She was subseuently exiled to the South paroled on the condition that she never return to Union soil Ironically Martinsburg was located in what became West Virginia Belle Boyd would be exiled from home or in violation of her parole It is left to the reader to discover what happened to Belle Rose Greenhow the widow and mother with nothing left to loseTo be continued

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Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” USA Today tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil WarKaren Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War the stories of four courageous women a socialite a farmgirl an abolitionist and a widow who were spiesAfter shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army. DNFI made it over halfway but I give upTo me the most important aspect of nonfiction is that it be nonfiction Unfortunately writers of pop nonfiction usually go for the most sensational versions of the truth that they can findTo my mind this book falls into that trap Abbott s book is clearly well researched but she tends to present as fact information from such dubious sources as the women s own memoirs or stories from Harper s Weekly Since many of the women parleyed their life stories into various careers it was in their own interests to make them as sensational as possibleI also felt that Abbott doesn t carefully delineate from her own embroidering and her sources She doesn t tend to attribute her facts to any particular source even when they come from such dubious places as Belle Boyd s romanticized versions of events She also repeats stories from Sarah Emma Edmonds memoir though even Abbott can t uite swallow some of the ones that are provably false Like Boyd Edmonds sold her memoir and thus had reason to make it as sensational as possible I don t really believe for example that she visited home in her male disguise and that her mother broke down in tears because Frank reminded her of her lost daughter and that she dramatically uncovered her true identity to the rejoicing of her mother and sister Abbott swallows it hook line and sinkerI dispute many of Abbott s facts such as her inclusion of such tall tales as the soldier at Bull Run who was saved by a Bible in his pocket his name was William Preston Magnum and while there s no real evidence that the bullet was deflected by his Bible it is an indisputable fact that he died from his wounds a week later and was buried at ManassasThe overwritten purple prosy style didn t do much for me either If I wanted to read Victorian over sensationalism I d go pick up the ladies memoirs To be clear I do think that Abbott has sources for all of the stories she tells I just don t believe the veracity of her sourcesI think these women were incredible and fascinating I believe they deserve to have their true stories told not the hyperbolic and romanticized versions that their lives inspiredCross posted on BookLikes

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Karen Abbott É 4 Read & Download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook É Karen Abbott characters Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War S of suspicious rebel detectivesUsing a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants Abbott seamlessly 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 itLiar Temptress Soldier Spy contains 39 black white photos and 3 ma. Liar Temptress Soldier Spy is a fantastic nonfiction narrative about four women and their daring undercover actions during the Civil War In my own head I typically don t think about women having a role in fighting the Civil War We don t typically hear about them out on the battle field unless they are in a nursing role This book sheds light on some of the bravery that women showed during the Civil WarThe Civil War definitely isn t my favorite historical event to learn about but with books like this to make it a lot exciting to me it makes me think that maybe I need to give the Civil War than a passing glance when it comes to my reading I love nonfiction especially narrative non fiction This book has something for everyone There s great people and great story lines There s intrigue and espionage I found myself reading parts of it to my husband even though I m totally making him read this book now that I ve finishedThis book is anything but dry and feels very much like fiction The way that the author weaves in so much detail about these four women and their lives really drew me into the book Some of the women identify with the Union and some identify with the Confederacy but all four are committed to their various causes It was so interesting to me to see how of these women were able to move about in a society that it wasn t necessarily very permissive for women at that time I love that the way that the author told the story of all of these women It was really well done and I would love to read by this particular author