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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War | Karen Abbott
After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, 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 noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies' descendants, Abbott 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.
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Bookzombie
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Pickpick

Emma Edmonds, Elizabeth Van Lew, Bell Boyd and Rose Greenhow all risked their lives to become spies in the Civil War. Edmonds took on the persona of a man and joined the Union Army. Van Lew ran a spy ring supporting the Union in Richmond, under the noses of the rebels, and helped captured Unionist escape. Bell Boyd became a spy for the Confederates after killing a Union soldier in her home. Widowed Rose Greenhow used her social status in ⬇️

Bookzombie Washington D.C. to gather military information and pass it along to the Confederates. The stories of these four women are fascinating. I am both surprised and not surprised that I did not learn about any of these women in my history classes that I can recall. The audio is well done and very rarely did I lose track of which individual she was talking about. #Booked2019 #soldiersstory #nonfiction19 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great idea for this prompt! ♥️👊🏻📚 4w
Cinfhen This book has been on my TBR for a long time!! Maybe I‘ll try audio too❤️🎧Great choice for prompt 4w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Thanks! 🙂 4w
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Addison_Reads
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Wow! This book does not read like nonfiction. The 4 women whose lives we follow in this well researched book are courageous and determined. They will keep you on your toes until the end wondering just what is going to happen next.

Great read!

#TIL I was fascinated to learn about Mary Jane Bowser, who worked as a servant in the Confederate White House to spy for the Union. She was a former slave to Elizabeth Van Lew.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

ljuliel Sounds very good. I‘ve put it in my reminder list. I don‘t use it as a tbr. More like a Remember to look that up at the library. 3mo
Readswithcoffee Just put it on hold at my library. 3mo
Addison_Reads @ljuliel @Readswithcoffee I look forward to seeing what you both think about it. 3mo
rsteve388 9 pts 3mo
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Addison_Reads
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Still making my way through this fascinating read. I'm not a history buff and I typically avoid books about war, but I'm really enjoying this one. I've been #audiocooking while attempting my first vegan shepherd's pie.

#TIL There were hundreds of women who dressed as men and fought in the Civil War. Some of these women did it to spy, some did it for the cause, others did it because they had no other choice.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a great book! So Fascinating! 3mo
rsteve388 4 pts 3mo
Sace How was the vegan shepherd's pie? 3mo
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Addison_Reads @Sace The husband and kiddo loved it. Next time I'll add a bit more mashed potatoes. It was perfect for a drizzly autumn dinner though. Thanks for asking! 😁 3mo
Sace There's no such thing as too much mashed potato! 3mo
readordierachel Yum!! 3mo
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Addison_Reads
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#TIL Of all the interesting things I'm learning in this book, my inner little kid, who was horse obsessed, can't seem to stop thinking about the section about Stonewall Jackson's horse. I loved hearing that even though others made fun of Little Sorrel for being small, and at times Jackson had to raise his feet so they didn't drag in the mud while riding him, Sorrel remained his faithful companion through it all.

#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

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Addison_Reads
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Every one in my house is asleep, all 4 dogs and 3 of the cats are curled up on the couch with me while I get in a little audiobook time while playing video games.

I thought the subject matter of the tagged book went well with my current game, Red Dead Redemption II.

Any other gamers out there who listen to books while playing?
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 1 pt 3mo
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KarenUK
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#AyUpAugust #Temptation
One of the amazing women in this “Non Fic that reads like Fiction” book uses #temptation as her weapon...
I really enjoyed this story of four feisty undercover women from the Civil War.... a surprisingly fun read!

squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! (This is starting to become a habit...😁) 5mo
gradcat Good choice! 5mo
Cinfhen I think I stacked this awhile ago on a recommendation from @Librarybelle 🤩 5mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen You May have! This is such a good book! ❤️ 5mo
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Tera66
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While I'm not a big fan of "War" books this one was pretty interesting. Its the true life stories of 4 women that worked as spies in the Civil War, two for the Union and two for the confederate side. While it's nonfiction it read like a novel for me, I found myself getting up early to read before work, and I am a sleepy girl!? So it had to be good.?

Nebklvr I liked this one! 5mo
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Ericalambbrown
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This is a wonderful book! I enjoyed it enough that I will keep my eyes open for a copy to add to my personal library. I wasn‘t crazy about parts of the performance but the writing was fantastic. And as a former active duty Marine I particularly enjoyed the story of Emma Edmonds, who gallantly served as Frank Thompson in the Army of the Potomac.

Fun book to finish on this Independence Day! 🇺🇸💥

rubyslippersreads I‘ve had this on my TBR list for awhile. 7mo
Ericalambbrown @rubyslippersreads When you get to it, I hope you enjoy it was much as I did! 7mo
megnews I love this one too! 7mo
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MeganAnn
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On vacation! We drove to Kentucky yesterday. Today we visited the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Park and saw where Lincoln was born and where he grew up (on Knob Creek). Pictured is the first Lincoln memorial built and dedicated 11 years before the one in Washington DC.

I bought the tagged book at the gift shop which sounds fascinating.

Librarybelle I loved this book! 8mo
Karkar This book has been on TBR for awhile! Hope you have a good time! (edited) 8mo
CouronneDhiver I was pretty impressed with Kentucky on my recent trip. Enjoy! 8mo
Peddler410 Enjoy your trip! We are heading to Nebraska this summer. (edited) 8mo
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Booksnob
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This book is so good. A history teachers dream. Of course women fought in the civil war. Well behaved women rarely make history and these four women are amazing women.

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GinEyre22
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Librarybelle
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I can not recommend this book enough - a study of four women who influenced the American Civil War in one way or the other. These four women risked their lives to rally for their cause. Such a great book! #Gunshot #NoFemmeber

Cinfhen ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 14mo
megnews Loved this 14mo
Billypar Never heard of this! So it's 3 Confederate spies and 1 Union? I feel like I haven't seen many books or movies about espionage during the Civil War, men or women. 14mo
Librarybelle @Billypar It‘s 2 Confederate and 2 Union women. Most were spies of a degree, but one of the Union women pretended to be a man to fight. It came out a few years ago, and I think it‘s a sleeper hit - received a lot of praise by those who read it, but didn‘t quite hit mainstream. It‘s really good, partly because topics like this are not really discussed! 14mo
Billypar Ohh ok- I was confused by the one posing as a Union soldier- that makes sense though. Nice when books become sleeper hits- there's so much coming out all the time that it's hard to understand how anything has staying power. 14mo
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Lauram
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“War, like politics, was men‘s work, and women were supposed to be among its victims, not its perpetrators. Women‘s loyalty was assumed, regarded as a prime attribute of femininity itself.”

This book is definitely in my top 10 for the year. I really enjoyed how it was presented, the bravery of these women (on both sides of the fight), and can‘t imagine the untold stories of women that have been lost to war.

Librarybelle I really liked this book! Glad you liked it. 1y
Lauram @LibraryBelle I had to put JA on hold to get this one done in time for book club tonight. An Adams family member was mentioned (I think John Quincy‘s son) so it *almost* became an extension of the McCullough book 😉 (edited) 1y
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Kaye
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Anybody notice how many books have the word LIARS in them, especially lately ? Can you guys add any to the list, of books with lie, liars, lying, in the title. Must be a popular theme this year ....so many with the same word.

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JPeterson I‘m sure there is a lot, but the first ones that pop into my head: 1y
dariazeoli Did this one start the trend? 1y
Kaye That could be. , Daria. I‘ve noticed so many have that word in them I‘m not sure how it became so popular @dariazeoli 1y
Ingerella I was just thinking this on Saturday. We were in a bookstore and there was a YA display. I think 5 of the 6 books had some form of "lie" in the title. 1y
RadicalReader @Kaye absolutely looking forward to checking out the novel The Last Time I Lied 1y
AsYouWish I had to read this for one of my college classes. It was crazy how much is left out of textbooks we use in school! 1y
Kaye @RadicalReader Yes it does seem to be getting lots of attention. I hope you like it. I read the first one by that author but not this one. 1y
Kaye Good one , @AsYouWish 1y
Kaye I hope you like it , @wanderinglynn ✨✨ 1y
readingjedi 'Liar'/'lies' is the new 'Girl'! 1y
Kaye @readingjedi Right....or WIFE.... there are tons of books about so and so‘s wife. 1y
AmyG I think it was @Betty in the #jb group.....she just wrote me about that. Ha! (edited) 1y
Aloisi_tribe A new book that just came out yesterday that sounds really good 1y
BarbaraJean @readingjedi @Kaye Maybe someone needs to bring it all together and write a book called “That Girl, the Liar‘s Wife”! 1y
ReadZenRites @BarbaraJean 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Kaye Good idea @BarbaraJean 👍🏼 1y
Weaponxgirl @AsYouWish only just heard about this book and now I‘m itching to read it! 1y
AsYouWish @Weaponxgirl I remember really liking it and I kind of want to read it again, just to see how I feel about it now. 1y
Betty @CatLass007 said in a #jb note maybe all these books has something to do with the political climate. I think she has a good point there 1y
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LikelyLibrarian
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1. I don‘t know that I have a favorite, but I could listen to Nina Simone every day ❤️
2. My Goodreads goal was 52 books and I‘ve already met that, but I also created a “TBR in 2018” list - a list of 31 books that have been languishing in the shelf for some time - and I still have 19 left.
3. Almost none. Work, meetings, grocery shopping 😕
4. None. Mine is the only house on my street 🤣
5. I‘ve been to 5 different countries - 6 including the US

LibrarianJen Nina Simone 💖 1y
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Erinsimps
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It‘s a thick one!

RaimeyGallant How many pages? And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
cwarnier @Erinsimps Is this the book you were talking about on Thursday? 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 1y
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
theresidentromantic Welcome!! 1y
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WhiskeyMistress
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I‘m not a super big non-fiction reader, but this book was very interesting. It handled the idea of switching between the 4 main characters well, and I enjoyed learning some new things. #historical #civilwar #nonfiction #badasswomen #librarybook

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wanderinglynn
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My Prime day #bookhaul. I‘m rather proud that I limited myself to just the four books because there were so many awesome book deals! But I couldn‘t pass up these 4.

BrittanyReads The tagged book sounds good! Sad I missed that one in the sale! 2y
wanderinglynn @BBL4nkensh1p I thought it sounded fascinating. 2y
Trashcanman How'd the job interview go? 2y
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readordierachel Those all look good! 2y
wanderinglynn @Trashcanman I thought it went okay. But while Louisville seems like a perfectly nice place, I‘m not sure I want to live there. So Id be okay if they don‘t pick me. Thank you for asking. 😘 2y
wanderinglynn @ReadOrDieRachel I thought so! 😀 2y
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lynneamch
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tysephine
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Pickpick

I listened to this on audio, and the narrator talks soooooo slooooow. At 1.75x speed it's bearable. The book itself is amazing.

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theladygreer
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For the 30th day of my #womenhistoryreads series, I'm thrilled to feature Karen Abbott! We discuss spies, bootleggers, time travel and more. Greermacallister.com/blog

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PacingTheCage
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It's a great day for a rosé, while listening to some old tunes on my new toy, and reading this month's #bookclubbook. Cheers!

#bookandwinepairing 📚 🍷 2016 Domaine Houchart Rose Provence Wine.

Nebklvr That book covers some strong women!! 2y
PacingTheCage @Nebklvr Yes it does! I don't care what side they are on, it's amazing what they did and how they did it. 2y
Nebklvr @dltpacngthecage Yep. Kicked ass and took names 2y
PacingTheCage @Nebklvr It just pisses me off that I'm finding out about this now, 20-30 years after school. Ugh! 2y
Nebklvr @dltpacngthecage In this you are not alone.....I feel that way about a LOT of things... 2y
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RainyDayReading
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OMG @Librarybelle I LOVE everything! I‘m super excited about the books! Careless People is exactly up my alley and I‘ve been dying to read the other one! The bookmarks are gorgeous and those buttons! Those are the coolest thing! 😁 Also THE PANDAS!!! I squealed when I saw these, they‘re so cute! My nickname was Panda in high school so I have a fondness for them 😊 Thank you so so much!!! You‘re awesome. #nfbe @inwhichHeikereadsharder

Librarybelle You are so welcome! ❤️ 2y
heikemarie You did tag me, I‘m just buried under a pile!! Looks great!! 2y
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JTRobertson
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I really enjoyed this book. It's truly amazing some of the feats these extraordinary womenpulled off during the American Civil War. More than once I found myself laughing at their bravery and cleverness.

I'm planning a novel based during the Civil War that includes a female character posing as a man, so this was great not only just as a fascinating read, but also as a source of reference.

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Cinfhen
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#NuYear Here are four books I‘d like to read about #America but #SoManyBooksSoLittleFunds ( credit to @Lizpixie for that brilliant hashtag 🤑🤑🤑) Hoping my library #OverDrive will provide these books....

JaclynW Excellent choices! I've read the top two and they are excellent. The bottom two are on my TBR. Hopefully your library will have them for you! 2y
Hooked_on_books The only one I haven‘t read is the tagged book. The other three are outstanding. 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @Hooked_on_books @JaclynW glad to hear I have good books to look forward too😍 2y
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LeahBergen I really liked the Abbott book. 👍🏻 2y
TrishB Not read any of these either! 2y
amvs1111 Americanah was fabulous. Interesting story and excellent writing! 2y
Lizpixie You‘re so welcome lovely!😘😘😘 2y
Reviewsbylola Evicted is fantastic but left me feeling a little hopeless. 2y
Cinfhen Soooo happy my library has all four books on #OverDrive and the waits are reasonable @LeahBergen @amvs1111 @Reviewsbylola 😍 2y
Tamra Evicted & Americanah! Very good. (edited) 2y
4thhouseontheleft Great picks! The New Jim Crow is excellent, a must-read for all Americans (including ex-pats 😉). I participated in a discussion series on the book led by Educate to Engage, it was life-changing. Americanah is great too. 2y
cocomass Evicted! It‘s a heartbreaker 💔 2y
EmilyM I'm almost finished with Americanah--so good-- and Evicted is up next for me. 2y
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Cortg
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1. Capricorn
2. A mom gave me a shout out on Twitter about my STEM program last night at work and tagged my library system. Seriously though, how can you go wrong with catapulting candy corn!
3. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. It was an audio and put me to sleep, several times.
4. Use my coupons at Kohl‘s. I hate shopping though.
5. Who‘s playing???

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JPeterson
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A fantastic nonfiction for November about #four women during the civil war.
#novemberbythenumbers #nonfictionnovember

BookishMarginalia I have this on audiobook ready to go. 👍🏼 2y
RebeccaSpeas I just finished this audiobook and I looooooved it! 2y
Librarybelle Excellent choice! 2y
RebeccaSpeas @JPeterson @BookishMarginalia That one is also really great, and I also really enjoyed her biography of Gypsy Rose Lee! I‘m a big fan of her writing. 2y
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Cortg
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Bailedbailed

I had to bail on this one. Maybe it was the reader since it was an audiobook but I just couldn‘t focus. It was boring me to tears.

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Librarybelle
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I've highlighted this before fairly recently, yet it's the first book that came to mind for both #rebelrebel and #femaleheroes . These women stood up for their beliefs, sometimes going against family and country. And, these are true stories! #septembowie #autumnreads

Cinfhen I really need to get to this book 2y
JaclynW I SO loved this book! And I completely agree with you!! 2y
Librarybelle Wonderful, @JaclynW ! It's one of my favorites ❤️❤️ 2y
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Foxyfictionista
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🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁 This was a fantastic book. I found two of the women to be quite loathsome but their stories were still interesting. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes reading about history.

LeahBergen I enjoyed this one. 👍🏻 2y
WhatDeeReads This is on my #TBRBingo card. I hope to get to it soon. 2y
Foxyfictionista @LeahBergen It was really good!! 2y
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Foxyfictionista @WhatDeeReads I'll be interested to know what you think about it. 2y
WhatDeeReads @Foxyfictionista It's long. So it'll probably be a while, but I will try to remember to tag you when I finish it. I'm thinking of buying it on audio so I can get through it a little quicker. 2y
Foxyfictionista @WhatDeeReads It is very long indeed. There were a few times I had to push through but you might be on the right track with the audio book. 2y
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Librarybelle
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Abbott creates cliffhanger endings for each chapter, or at least I felt that way. Chronicling four women in her book, Abbott focuses on one woman a chapter. I became so hooked, needing to know what happened to each woman, that the rather large book went by so quickly. #hangonitsacliffhanger #backtoreading

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Loralie
Bailedbailed

I hate bailing on books. HATE IT. But I was not enjoying the writing or how the book was arranged. I love history too so I really hated to give up. However after I put it down for a few days I had no desire to go back to it, and I have so many other books to read so back to the library this goes.

Nebklvr This was very good on audio 2y
Loralie That's good to know, thanks! Maybe that is how I will try it next time. I really wanted to like it so I am sure I will go back to it. 2y
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Loralie

I just got done with the first part of this book & am struggling. Has anyone read this & if so what were your thoughts? I am trying to decide if I should come back to this at a later date, but if it gets better I will stick with it.

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

Audio books from overdrive. This was great on audio. Four women who courted death and society's wrath by fighting for their homes.

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awishman
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Book about 4 women who used the restrictions and conventions of gender roles to their advantage during the Civil War. Once again, my historical knowledge was proven inadequate, as I knew nothing of these women prior to reading this book.

This book was interesting, and I like narrative nonfiction, but this didn't blow me away.

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

This genre of non-fiction was a stretch for me, which made it a #slowread. The story of Elizabeth who set up an intricate spy ring to get secrets to the union, and also by Emma who fought for the union disguised as a man and then fought for her pension after the war drew me in the most. I knew nothing about any of these women and glad I read it, though chunks were a slog for me. #litsyatoz #letterA #lrcbingo #historicalevent #bookriot #war

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Librarybelle
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Women made their mark on the American Civil War too. Abbott looks at four women - two Union and two Confederate - and how their actions aided their cause. Going into this book, I knew the story of two of the women, but I learned so much. Yes, it's chunky, but the pages fly. Abbott also focuses on one woman at a time, and leaves her story in a cliffhanger to move onto the next woman. So good, so valuable to know...definite standout. #35bookparty

Lwiesman Sounds good! Added to my TBR stack! 3y
tpixie Wow! 3y
Librarybelle Definitely a good read, @Lwiesman @tpixie ! 3y
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DGRachel
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These women sound like the #dangeroustype

From my #blameitonLitsy Kindle #tbr. #rockinmay

Cinfhen I agree!!! Total #BadAss - want to read this one too 🤓 3y
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bookwrm526
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These are some recent reads about #lies and liars. None of them were favorites but they were all entertaining! #maybookflowers

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I really enjoyed this non-fiction book, and it's on sale today if you are interested.

minkyb I think I need this! 3y
suvata I haven't read that yet but I wondered if it was any good. 3y
LeahBergen This one was fantastic. 👍🏼 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @suvata It was very good, and follows the lives of 4 real woman through the Civil War, from both the North and the South...and each in their own way a Liar, Temptress, Soldier, and Spy. I found it very interesting and well written, and a bit of history we don't normally get to hear about, how women coped and worked within the system of the time. (edited) 3y
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Brie
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Pickpick

Riveting, novelistic history about little known women who impacted the Civil War: Belle Boyd and Rose O'Neal Greenhow of the Confederacy and Emma Edmonds and Elizabeth Van Lew of the Union. Though I didn't agree with the motivations of some of these women, there's no doubt that all four were dating in their endeavors and deserve to be known.

LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 3y
Ubookquitous I've been debating on this one, but maybe I'll move it up the list 3y
melrailey I liked this one a lot. 3y
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JennaRoot
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Bailedbailed

Wow I really wanted to like this and I just couldn't get into it or care about anything that was happening. Life is too short so I'm moving on! I should add that the narration could have been the problem, it was very weird.

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Audrey
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Pickpick

A bit of a slow start (first 30-40 pages were a bit draggy). But these women were all amazing and I liked how there were two confederates and two unionists. Even if I didn't agree with their positions I had to admire their ingenuity and successes. Once again, this shows what happens when men underestimate women. And despite hardships, all four women persisted.

Bookish_B I loved this book! 3y
JPeterson I loved this one! I can't wait to get to the rest of her books. 3y
SarahSaysRead Ok dumb question. Is this nonfiction? I thought it was but a lot of marketing makes it sound like fiction. 3y
Audrey @SarahSaysRead not a dumb question at all. It's non fiction but reads like fiction. I was engrossed. @JPeterson I need to look up her other books. @Bookish_B I was surprised how into it I got. Abbott did a great job with the material. The research was so comprehensive. 3y
SarahSaysRead perfect, thank you! 3y
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theladygreer
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Pickpick

Today's #womenshistoryreads recommendation -- non-fiction, but every bit as lively, readable and action-packed as the best novels. Abbott weaves together the stories of four female spies in the Civil War -- on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line -- and I found it riveting. #womenshistorymonth #civilwar

Cinfhen I've been wanting to read this one, thanks for the review... now I know it's a worthwhile read💗 3y
LeahBergen This one was great. 👍🏼 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Well out of my photo plan from the beginning of Feb, not too bad....some progress there.

Currently In Progress is The Daily Show, My Life, My Love, My Legacy (not pictured), and Six of Crows that I maybe/ just-might/finish up yet tonight....we'll see!😉

Gezemice My count is 16 of your 28, lol 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice I'm up to 13 now! LOL! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice 1 I tried and DNF'ed and all the Saga's I just got from the library and have them waiting for me! 2y
Gezemice That's funny. You can rest assured though that the others are not on my list. ;) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahaha! As always, I get side tracked and then have to try and catch up to you! 😉👍 2y
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JPeterson
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I'm always fascinated when an author is describing a place during a certain time period (this case, Civil War era), when you know live and know that area pretty well.

Bookish_B I loved their book. Fantastic! 👍🏼 3y
RebeccaSpeas I've read her other two books and loved them - really need to pick this one up! 3y
JPeterson @Bookish_B I'm only an hour in, but I'm loving it so far! @RebeccaSpeas This one is great; I'm definitely adding the others to my tbr! 3y
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Brie
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#feistyfeb I haven't read this yet (it's been on my shelf for years!) but it promises to be full of #historicalheroines working undercover during the Civil War.

LeahBergen I really enjoyed it! 3y
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Excellent bit of history, told through the compelling personal stories of 4 women during the Civil War. These women took incredible risks for their beliefs. A great read full of suspicion, imprisonment, battle scars, broken limbs, spy circles, secret codes, undercover missions, secret rooms, not to mention early accounts of medicine & spy craft that will make you very glad you didn't need a doctor & some hints if you ever need to encode a message.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great read for anyone looking for a historical #OwnVoices read, a #NonFiction or #NonFiction2017 read, #LitsyRC13, #FemaleAuthor or simply a #ShePersisted with some very strong and determined ladies who didn't take "no" from anyone, not even 2 Presidents and a King or two. (edited) 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa *Only women who persisted ever made history 👍 3y
Suet624 This sounds great! 3y
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[DELETED] 3216391035 I really enjoyed reading this one. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Basia Me too.... let me know how you make out with Mistborn. 3y
raelaschoenherr Great book! 3y
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