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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Karen Abbott
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780062092892 (hbk.), 0062092898 (hbk.)
Summary
"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Splendid and silent suns (a note)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • That unhappy country
  • Despicable remedies
  • The sanctuary of a modest girl
  • You are very poor company
  • Be prudent and never come again
  • Good-bye, 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
  • The way a child loves its mother
  • As this mighty work was done.
Description
xiii, 513 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-495) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black boards with cream colored backstrip; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2014/2015.
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