Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War (Google eBook)
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:
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.
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Review: Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil WarUser Review - Jason - Goodreads
I read this for the local library book club. I enjoyed it alot at first, but then it became a lot of the same. And the book is just chapters on these women - in no discernible order. A more creative ... Read full review
Review: Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil WarUser Review - Aimeeshirk - Goodreads
Entertaining and interesting, but I couldn't help notice that the majority of the northern spies are portrayed by the author as virtuous, where as the southern spies are portrayed as immoral. I doubt ... Read full review
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