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The Resource The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
The spymistress : a novel
Title
The spymistress
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Title variation
Spy mistress
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
Kirkus 08/01/2013
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Chiaverini, Jennifer
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Women spies
  • Historical fiction
Label
The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
zzv194 b2005945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780525953623
Lccn
2013015945
Label
The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Control code
zzv194 b2005945
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
355 p.
Isbn
9780525953623
Lccn
2013015945

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