Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Sep 1, 2010 - History - 352 pages
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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.

  

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Review: Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War

User 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 War

User 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

Contents

Rose Greenhow
1
Sarah Slater
29
Olivia Floyd
39
Elizabeth Van Lew
51
Elizabeth Baker
89
Ginnie and Lottie Moon
95
Pauline Cushman
111
Rebecca Wright
135
Belle Boyd
201
Emma Edmonds
227
Clara Judd
247
Sarah Lane Thompson
253
Loreta Velazquez
259
More Heroines
287
Mary Surratt
299
Selected Sources
309

Harriet Tubman
143
Nancy Hart
159
Antonia Ford and Laura Ratcliffe
169
Roberta Pollock
195
Index
319
About the Author
335
Back Cover
336
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About the author (2010)

H. Donald Winkler is a professional journalist, historian, and retired university public-affairs executive. The recipient of 84 national awards, In 1991 he was cited by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for "professional endeavors that have strengthened the entire fabric of American education."

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