The Secrets Of Mary Bowser

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062107909
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“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.”
—Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader

“Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss, and most of all, the resilience of a remarkable heroine….What a treat!”
—Kelly O'Connor McNees, author of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

Based on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a masterful debut by an exciting new novelist. Author Lois Leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War. A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine.


The Secrets Of Mary Bowser Target Ed A Novel

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0062207245
Size: 74.34 MB
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Based on a remarkable true story, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is an inspiring tale of one daring woman's willingness to sacrifice her own freedom to change the course of history. All her life, Mary has been a slave to the wealthy Van Lew family of Richmond, Virginia. But when Bet, the willful Van Lew daughter, decides to send Mary to Philadelphia to be educated, she must leave her family to seize her freedom. Life in the North brings new friendships, a courtship, and a far different education than Mary ever expected, one that leads her into the heart of the abolition movement. With the nation edging toward war, she defies Virginia law by returning to Richmond to care for her ailing father-and to fight for emancipation. Posing as a slave in the Confederate White House in order to spy on President Jefferson Davis, Mary deceives even those who are closest to her to aid the Union command. Just when it seems that all her courageous gambles to end slavery will pay off, Mary discovers that everything comes at a cost-even freedom.

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover In The Civil War

Author: Karen Abbott
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0062092901
Size: 79.78 MB
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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 War.

Karen 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 spies.

After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, 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 noses of suspicious rebel detectives.

Using 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 it.

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps. 


The Secrets Of Mary Bowser

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444736264
Size: 10.23 MB
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As the Civil War rages she returns South and winds up as a spy in the house of Jefferson Davis . . . This tale of slavery, war, love and espionage is a stunning fictional retelling of an extraordinary life.

The Secrets Of Mary Bowser

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062107917
Size: 15.84 MB
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“Masterfully written, The Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.” —Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader “Packed with drama, intrigue, love, loss, and most of all, the ...

The Secrets Of Mary Bowser

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781444736250
Size: 73.93 MB
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Based on a true story, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is an extraordinary and inspiring tale of injustice and courage, friendship and conflict--and of one woman willing to sacrifice her own liberty to change the course of history.

The Spymistress

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698138295
Size: 60.78 MB
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Union woman as true as steel” who risked everything by ...

Southern Lady Yankee Spy

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195349597
Size: 71.56 MB
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In Southern Lady, Yankee Spy, historian Elizabeth Varon provides a gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War.

Juliet S Nurse

Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476757453
Size: 76.43 MB
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A retelling of Shakespeare's tragic romance from the perspective of Juliet's closest caregiver follows the experiences of a grieving mother who becomes a wet nurse to a powerful family's daughter and who learns her employer's darkest ...

Miss Lizzie S War

Author: Rosemary Agonito
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762785888
Size: 17.74 MB
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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 ...

Elizabeth Van Lew

Author: Heidi Schoof
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756518516
Size: 12.90 MB
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A biography of the Civil War spy who provided Union generals with secret information that helped the North defeat the South.

Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

Author: Karen Abbott
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006209291X
Size: 69.75 MB
Format: PDF
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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 War.

Harriet Tubman Secret Agent

Author: Thomas B. Allen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439591529
Size: 10.79 MB
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Provides a biography of this courageous ex-slave who worked to establish the Underground Railroad, became a Union Army spy, and helped more than seven hundred slaves find their way to freedom in the North.