Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War / Karen Abbott.

Abbott, Karen, 1973- [Browse]
First edition.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
xiii, 513 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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"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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-495) and index.
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.
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