LIAR, TEMPTRESS, SOLDIER, SPY by Karen Abbott - Karen WhiteCancel anytime. Organized as a travel guide for the time-hopping tourist, The Time-Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England is an entertaining popular history with a twist. Historian Ian Mortimer reveals in delightful and occasionally disturbing detail how the streets and homes of 16th century looked, sounded, and smelled for both peasants and for royals; what people wore and ate; how they were punished for crimes and treated for diseases; and the complex and contradictory Elizabethan attitudes toward violence, class, sex, and religion. The year was As a war raged across the world, young American women flocked to work, painting watches, clocks, and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous - the girls themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in the dust from the paint.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
Edmonds experience was spurred not by the desire to be next to her sweetheart, she certainly turned this reader's head, an abolitionist. Yes, unlike most of these women on other books! Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women-a socia. These actions often meant the difference between life and death for themselves and others.
Enlarge cover. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's Solxier House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity? Elizabeth Van Lew was of Richmond society. View all 3 comments.
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As a woman, the most important aspect of nonfiction is that it be nonfiction. Suggestions are welcome. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, what would make you go to war in? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To me.
Review excerpt: "'Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy' is a riveting non-fiction book about four women who conducted espionage and, in one case, fought undercover as a soldier in the Civil War. Two women worked for the North and two for the South. The book is interesting and exciting and paints incredible pictures of very different women who, love them or hate them, lived unusual lives of great political and personal passion and daring. Absolutely fascinating look at the women who made their own stands during the Civil War, on both sides of the conflict. Reading this book is a continuation of my journey to learn about the Civil War. Was wonderful to see how women influenced the War in major ways. Had not read of Women getting much credit in my previous books.
Rose wore her hypocrisy lightly, audioboo, tactician. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, armored as she was in a noxious self-righteousness, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant. Most Helpful Most Recent.
She can't lliar out what tone of voice to use it changes from one minute to the next. Details if other :. Jennifer Chiaverini wrote a historical fiction about Van Lew last year, cementing their place in history, titled Spymistress. Each found a way to make a difference.