The Spymistress

By: Chiaverini, Jennifer

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Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Light tan boards quarter-bound in dark red with gold title and author on spine. Parchment end papers. Full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. 354 pages. Synopsis: 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.

Title: The Spymistress

Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer

Categories: Historical,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2013

ISBN Number: 0525953620

ISBN Number 13: 9780525953623

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Our Product Number: 608198

Keywords: FICTION HISTORICAL,