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  • Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
  • Karen Abbott
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9780062092892

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DNFI made it over halfway but I give upTo me the most important aspect of nonfiction is that it be nonfiction Unfortunately writers of pop nonfiction usually go for the most sensational versions of the truth that they can findTo my mind this book falls into that trap Abbott s book is clearly well researched but she tends to present as fact information from such dubious sources as the women s own memoirs or stories from Harper s Weekly Since many of the women parleyed their life stories into various careers it was in their own interests to make them as sensational as possibleI also felt that Abbott doesn t carefully delineate from her own embroidering and her sources She doesn t tend to attribute her facts to any particular source even when they come from such dubious places as Belle Boyd s romanticized versions of events She also repeats stories from Sarah Emma Edmonds memoir though even Abbott can t uite swallow some of the ones that are provably false Like Boyd Edmonds sold her memoir and thus had reason to make it as sensational as possible I don t really believe for example that she visited home in her male disguise and that her mother broke down in tears because Frank reminded her of her lost daughter and that she dramatically uncovered her true identity to the rejoicing of her mother and sister Abbott swallows it hook line and sinkerI dispute many of Abbott s facts such as her inclusion of such tall tales as the soldier at Bull Run who was saved by a Bible in his pocket his name was William Preston Magnum and while there s no real evidence that the bullet was deflected by his Bible it is an indisputable fact that he died from his wounds a week later and was buried at ManassasThe overwritten purple prosy style didn t do much for me either If I wanted to read Victorian over sensationalism I d go pick up the ladies memoirs To be clear I do think that Abbott has sources for all of the stories she tells I just don t believe the veracity of her sourcesI think these women were incredible and fascinating I believe they deserve to have their true stories told not the hyperbolic and romanticized versions that their lives inspiredCross posted on BookLikes A Year Down Yonder risked everything to become spies during the Civil WarKaren Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War the stories of four courageous women a socialite a farmgirl an abolitionist and a widow who were spiesAfter shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army. DNFI made it over halfway but I give upTo me the most important aspect of nonfiction is that it be nonfiction Unfortunately writers of pop nonfiction usually go for the most sensational versions of the truth that they can findTo my mind this book falls into that trap Abbott s book is clearly well Getting Naked researched but she tends to present as fact information from such dubious sources as the women s own memoirs or stories from Harper s Weekly Since many of the women parleyed their life stories into various careers it was in their own interests to make them as sensational as possibleI also felt that Abbott doesn t carefully delineate from her own embroidering and her sources She doesn t tend to attribute her facts to any particular source even when they come from such dubious places as Belle Boyd s Invisible Jim Crow romanticized versions of events She also The Vault Guide to the Case Interview repeats stories from Sarah Emma Edmonds memoir though even Abbott can t uite swallow some of the ones that are provably false Like Boyd Edmonds sold her memoir and thus had The Castle Diaries reason to make it as sensational as possible I don t The Song of the Mockingbird really believe for example that she visited home in her male disguise and that her mother broke down in tears because Frank Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star reminded her of her lost daughter and that she dramatically uncovered her true identity to the Souls in the Great Machine rejoicing of her mother and sister Abbott swallows it hook line and sinkerI dispute many of Abbott s facts such as her inclusion of such tall tales as the soldier at Bull Run who was saved by a Bible in his pocket his name was William Preston Magnum and while there s no Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 real evidence that the bullet was deflected by his Bible it is an indisputable fact that he died from his wounds a week later and was buried at ManassasThe overwritten purple prosy style didn t do much for me either If I wanted to THE WALLPAPER CHASE read Victorian over sensationalism I d go pick up the ladies memoirs To be clear I do think that Abbott has sources for all of the stories she tells I just don t believe the veracity of her sourcesI think these women were incredible and fascinating I believe they deserve to have their true stories told not the hyperbolic and SpongeBob Mix Match romanticized versions that their lives inspiredCross posted on BookLikes

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read Liar Temptress Soldier Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott Í 3 download read Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Karen Abbott Using her charms to seduce men on both sides Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War The beautiful widow Rose O’Neale Greenhow engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals Elizabeth Van Lew a wealthy Richmond abolitionist hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far reaching espionage ring right under the nose. Karen Abbott takes a look at four women of the American Civil War two Northern and two Southern Elizabeth Van Lew Emma Edmonds aka Frank Thompson Rose Greenhow and Belle Boyd She sheds new light on the roles of women in the Civil War and highlights little known activities of her subjects This book shows how some women exploited social s and beliefs to advance their respective wartime causes Elizabeth Van Lew was a wealthy abolitionist living in Richmond who supported Union prisoners from her home Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a man in order to become a Union soldier Rose Greenhow a socialite living in Washington DC assembled a courier network of southern sympathizers Belle Boyd used flirtation as a techniue for obtaining information to pass to the ConfederacyI listened to the audiobook read by Karen White in a clipped style On the plus side the narrative maintains the reader s interest throughout It is filled with period details intrigue setups and daring schemes It pulls no punches in describing the carnage of this war and gives the reader a sense of how horrible it truly was On the minus side the author states that she will point out where the journals do not match facts but does not follow through As a result it feels like the book repackages the women s own memoirs and ends up conveying their biased viewpoints

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