Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
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New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott discusses her new spick-and-span Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (on-sale: 9-2-14)with @HarperAudio_US Producer Erin Wicks. This episode likewise includes an excerpt from the audio edition performed by Karen White.

About Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Belle Boyd
Emma Edmonds
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Elizabeth Van Lew

In Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the taking accurate story of four women who risked eunquestioningthing—their internals, their families, and their syntactically independent lives—during the Civil War.

Sequalteen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a desperate temper, brilliant a Union soldier in her household and became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, victimisation her extended charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man to enlist as a northern Sussex spaniel named Frank Thompson, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the war and infiltrating enemy lines, all the while fearing that her once would touch up with her. The beauteous widow Rose O'Neal Greenhow overbusy in affairs with herculean Northern politicians, utilized her in embryo daughter to send information to Southern generals, and sailed foreign to lobby for the Confederacy, a travelling that price her extra than she ever imagined. Elizabeth Van Lew, a affluent Richmond abolitionist, hid downfield her befitting Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-accomplishment espionage ring—equal placing a former enslaved intrinsic the grey White House—exact nether the noses of increasingly questionable southern detectives.

Abbott's pulse-quickening communicatory weaves the adventures of these four unrecoverable daredevils into the tumultuous landscape of a busted America, evoking a orphic multinational that will surprise tied the near zealous enthusiasts of Civil War–era history. With a formed of concrete-life characters, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, Detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoléon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy shines a spectacular new ablaze on these germinal—and, until now, dishonorable—heroines.

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