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The Spymistress

Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer

Publisher: Plume Books

Format:Paperback
List Price:$16.00
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The Spymistress : Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew's convictions compelled her to defy the new Confederate regime. Pledging her loyalty to the Lincoln White House, her courage would never waver, even as her wartime actions threatened not only her reputation, but also her life.

Van Lew's skills in gathering military intelligence were unparalleled. She helped to construct the Richmond Underground and orchestrated escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison under the guise of humanitarian aid. Her spy ring's reach was vast, from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy Departments to the very home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Although Van Lew was inducted posthumously into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, the astonishing scope of her achievements has never been widely known. In Chiaverini's riveting tale of high-stakes espionage, a great heroine of the Civil War finally gets her due.


Category   Subject
Fiction   Historical
Fiction   War & Military

ISBN 13:9780142180884
ISBN 10:0142180882
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:354
Size:8.00" l x 5.50" w x 1.00" h
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