Monday, September 8, 2014

A New History of the Civil War: Four Female Spies

Karen Abbott's Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy tells the story of four courageous women who became spies during the Civil War. Based on primary source material and interviews with the descendants of the spies, Abbott brings the incredible adventures to life with a fascinating cast of real-life characters, black-and-white photos, and maps. This little known piece of history is already grabbing the attention of many including a featured list on Buzzfeed.com. And, Erik Larson said, "With this book, Karen Abbott declares herself the John le Carré of Civil War espionage--with the added benefit that the saga she tells is all true and beautifully researched." Start reading now!

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