Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. General readers, especially those who like books that provide fine prose about interesting characters, will also enjoy reading this interesting book. Abbott describes the actives of four courageous women during the Civil War: Belle Boyd, Emma Edmonds, Rose O'Neal Greenhow and Elizabeth Van Lew. Belle was a successful spy for the Confederacy. Emma disguised herself as a man to enlist as a Union soldier. Rose used her contacts with Northern politicians to send information to Confederate generals, and represented the Confederacy abroad. Elizabeth was a Richmond abolitionist who ran a spy ring under the noses of the enemy. Abbott’s prose draws readers into the stories of these heroic women, and is likely to keep readers interested and engaged. I came away from this book both entertained and informed. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Liar Temptress Soldier Spy from amazon.com.