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.
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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.
High spirited seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd began packing a Colt pistol. Like 1 like. A clever and cunning spy, she was able to pass messages and information even when under house arrest by the Yankees. Explore Further.
Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. The only one that really stood out was Emma who dressed as a man and was as often in the text referred to as Frank as Emma. It provides the raw temptrfss for a really insightful look into societal expectations of the 19th century, something that would still resonate powerfully today. I feel that I would have compleated it sooner if there was a different narrator.Abbott has turned what could be dry historical fact and given it faces and names that you can relate to. Whether sewing secret messages in Jefferson Davis' wife's dresses or creating fake documents to fool the opposition, Doldier digress. Highlights the importance of "Intelligence" in giving the edge in many battles.
Like Boyd, Edmonds sold her memoir and thus had reason to make it as sensational as possible. Enlarge cover? Use current location. Sort order.