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Stealing Secrets

Author : H. Donald Winkler
ISBN : 9781402254765
Genre : History
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Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause. During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession-spying-a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results-often in ways men could not do. As stated on the grave marker of Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew: "She risked everything that is dear to man-friends, fortune, comfort, health, life itself." Told with personality and pizzazz, author H. Donald Winkler uses primary Civil War sources such as memoirs, journals, letters, and newspaper articles, plus the latest in scholarly research, to make these incredible stories come alive.

In Disguise

Author : Ryan Ann Hunter
ISBN : 9781582703831
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the history's most daring women, including profiles of such figures as Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman, CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and Chinese Revolution-era spy Eva Wu.

Why Weep And Wait A Civil War Tale

Author : Cathwren Hermon
ISBN : 9781483693866
Genre : Fiction
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Ten years ago, during research for a genealogy class I was teaching, I discovered a little-known fact about a few brave women during the American Civil War era and was so intrigued, I began pursuing it further. Because I have always enjoyed the slow reveal of a mystery, I began an historical fiction in a mystery format, with the working title Restless Hearts. I could certainly empathize with the restless part; I thrive on change and adventure. A friend said she had the impression that this book would be a romance novel, so I renamed the book Why Weep and Wait? a quote from a letter written to a soldier by his wife. Since I took that title, the story just seemed to pour out of me, changing course often, as if someone else were writing it, because it needed to be told. Why Weep and Wait? could be true. Its set against the credible and true-to-life background of the Civil War, and extensive research went into the creation of the characters, whom I know youll come to admire and love. Id like to see it as a motion picture someday; believe me, its that compelling.

Wild Rose

Author : Ann Blackman
ISBN : 9780812970456
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on a previously unpublished journal, a profile of a remarkable woman describes the espionage career of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a grande dame of Washington society and devotee of the Southern cause who used her connections and her charm to provide valuable information about Union military secrets to the Confederacy during the Civil War. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Southern Lady Yankee Spy

Author : Elizabeth R. Varon
ISBN : 9780195179897
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A portrait of the Union spy leader notes her organization's efforts to gather intelligence, compromise Confederate efforts, and aid Union prisoner escapes, citing her sometimes controversial stands on such issues as slavery and war. (Biography)

Miss Lizzie S War

Author : Rosemary Agonito
ISBN : 9780762785889
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As the Civil War ground on, an underground Unionist movement flourished in the heart of the Confederacy, led by an unlikely leader. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy and well connected member of Richmond’s elite, risked everything to help save the Union, skillfully directing this clandestine group and becoming General Ulysses S. Grant’s spy in Richmond. Surrounded by a cadre of “slaves” secretly freed and working with her at the risk of their lives--and hers--Lizzie becomes a pivotal character in the narrative that reveals the complexity and horror of war and the possibility of ultimate redemption. Based on an incredible true story, Lizzie's War revolves around a number of elements: the intrigue involved in Elizabeth’s double life, her scheme to plant a former slave as her spy in the Jefferson Davis home, her secret romance with a Union prisoner, the dangerous work and conspiracies entailed in running a spy network for the Federal Government in the Confederate capital, terrifying flights to freedom engineered by Elizabeth for escaped prisoners and slaves, and ongoing Confederate surveillance, investigations and arrests of Unionists.

Belle Boyd In Camp And Prison

Author : Belle Boyd
ISBN : OXFORD:N10556462
Genre : Secret service
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Spies And Spymasters Of The Civil War

Author : Donald E. Markle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028535735
Genre : Intelligence service
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The most comprehensive work on the subject ever written, this book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage for both the Union and Confederate armies. This revised edition includes new photographs and drawings of both Union and Confederate spies, and new chapters including 'After Life' -- the stories of what happened to many notorious spymasters after the war, and 'Amateur Hour' -- new information about the extensive intelligence gathering done by the civilian population. With an appendix of all known Civil War spies -- 432 in all, a comprehensive bibliography of books written by Civil War spies, and a glossary of Civil War spy terms, this book is the ultimate guide to understanding Civil War espionage, and the foundation it built for modern-day military intelligence.

She Went To The Field Women Soldiers Of The Civil War

Author : Bonnie Tsui
ISBN : 9781461748496
Genre : History
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This exciting new volume profiles several substantiated cases of female soldiers during the American Civil War, including Sarah Rosetta Wakeman (aka Private Lyons Wakeman, Union); Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Private Frank Thompson, Union); Loreta Janeta Velazquez (aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate); and Jennie Hodgers (aka Private Albert D. J. Cashier, Union). Also featured are those women who may not have posed as male soldiers but who nonetheless pushed gender boundaries to act boldly in related military capacities, as spies, nurses, and vivandieres ("daughters of the regiment") who bore the flag in battle, rallied troops, and cared for the wounded. Examining the Civil War through the lens of these women soldiers who fought in the conflict offers valuable insight on existing historical work. This volume will acquaint readers with these women, offering in-depth biographies and behind-the-scenes information. While drawing from recent academic work, Women Soldiers of the Civl War is a lively text geared toward the general-audience reader.

New Books On Women And Feminism

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ISBN : OSU:32435083124743
Genre : Feminism
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