Williamsburg Regional Library

Liar, temptress, soldier, spy, four women undercover in the Civil War, Karen Abbott - (hbk.)

"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Splendid and silent suns (a note) -- The fastest girl in Virginia (or anywhere else for that matter) -- Our woman -- A shaft in her quiver -- As if they were chased by demons -- Never as pretty as her portrait shows -- Little rebel heart on fire -- Admirable self-denial -- The birds of the air -- The secret room -- Stakeout -- Hard to name -- Crinoline and quinine -- Dark and gloomy perils -- Unmasked -- The defenseless sex -- Not your ideal of a beautiful soldier -- She will fool you out of your eyes -- Rebel vixens of the slave states -- Wise as serpents and harmless as doves -- A woman usually tells all she knows -- A slave called "Ned" -- Perfectly insane on the subject of men -- The other side of the river -- My love to all the dear boys -- One grain of manhood -- The madam looks much changed -- The Secesh Cleopatra -- The bright rush of life, The hurry of death -- She breathes, she burns -- The still, small voice -- Richmond underground -- Playing dead -- When you think he may be killed tomorrow -- Bread or blood -- A wean that's born to be hung -- A dreadful blow -- No one ignorant of the danger -- La Belle Rebelle -- Women make war upon each other -- Please give us some of your blood -- That unhappy country -- Despicable remedies -- The sanctuary of a modest girl -- You are very poor company -- Be prudent and never come again -- Good-bye, Mrs. Greenhow -- This verdict of lunacy -- The delicacy of the situation -- Not at all changed by death -- The sweet little man -- Like most of her sex -- The way a child loves its mother -- As this mighty work was done
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
xiii, 513 pages, illustrations, map, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US