(Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott

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Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War characters Ñ 7 Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review 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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Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War characters Ñ 7 Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review 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. 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 women in the Civil War and highlights little known activities of her subjects This book shows how some women exploited social s and beliefs to advance their respective wartime causes Elizabeth Van Lew was a wealthy abolitionist living in Richmond who supported Union prisoners from her home Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man in order to become a Union soldier Rose Greenhow a socialite living in Washington DC assembled a courier network of southern sympathizers Belle Boyd used flirtation as a techniue for obtaining information to pass to the ConfederacyI listened to the audiobook read by Karen White in a clipped style On the plus side the narrative maintains the reader s interest throughout It is filled with period details intrigue setups and daring schemes It pulls no punches in describing the carnage of this war and gives the reader a sense of how horrible it truly was On the minus side the author states that she will point out where the journals do not match facts but does not follow through As a result it feels like the book repackages the women s own memoirs and ends up conveying their biased viewpoints The Chaperon Bride WITH Wayward Widow AND The Penniless Bride Historical S 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 Hans Brinker; or the Silver Skates A Story of Life in Holland in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather Doc Featherstones Return Lost Shifters #24 intelligence for the Confederacy and used her young daughter to send Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 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. 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 women Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale in the Civil War and highlights little known activities of her subjects This book shows how some women exploited social s and beliefs to advance their respective wartime causes Elizabeth Van Lew was a wealthy abolitionist living My valiant knight in Richmond who supported Union prisoners from her home Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man The White Lantern in order to become a Union soldier Rose Greenhow a socialite living Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 in Washington DC assembled a courier network of southern sympathizers Belle Boyd used flirtation as a techniue for obtaining Seven Wishes information to pass to the ConfederacyI listened to the audiobook read by Karen White Stumptown Vol 1 in a clipped style On the plus side the narrative maintains the reader s The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I interest throughout It Surprised by Suffering is filled with period details Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book intrigue setups and daring schemes It pulls no punches The Best American Science Writing 2006 it truly was On the minus side the author states that she will point out where the journals do not match facts but does not follow through As a result Farmer it feels like the book repackages the women s own memoirs and ends up conveying their biased viewpoints

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Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War characters Ñ 7 Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review 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 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 and read like fiction than non with the narrative storylines But somewhere around the middle it got bogged down and began to drag Never a good thing when I am just wondering when I will get to the end I was surprised that I had not ever heard of any of these women before I do not remember any of them being mentioned during the Ken Burn s Civil War series At least one of them Elizabeth Van Lew may have had a marked impact upon the outcome of the war


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    (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott review Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War 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 t

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    (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä 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

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    review Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Karen Abbott Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read 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 stor

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    review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read 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

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    Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä 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 women in the Civil War and highlights little known activities of her subjects This book shows how some women exploited social s and beliefs to advance their respective wartime causes Elizabeth Van Lew was a wealthy abolitionist liv

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    Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Karen Abbott (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott 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

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    (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read review Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War 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 and read like fiction than non with the narrative storylines But somewhere around the middle it got bogged down

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    review Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø 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 introductions were over it became a dull dry read akin to reading history from a textbook The author mentions that all included dialogue is factual based on her sources and it seems that after doing so much research

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    review Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott Ø 7 free read (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott Liar Temptress Soldier Spy is a fantastic nonfiction narrative about four women and their daring undercover actions during the Civil

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    (Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War) PDF Ä Karen Abbott 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
  • 13 May 2018
  • 9780062092892