Book Club: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Karen 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 spies.

Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

 

Meeting Room:   Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level

Age Range:   adult

Snacks Provided:   Yes

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