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Stealing Secrets

How A Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, And Altered The Course Of The Civil War

By H. Donald Winkler, 1932-

Clandestine missions. Clever, devious, daring. Passionately committed to a cause.


During America's most divisive war, both the Union and Confederacy took advantage of brave and courageous women willing to adventurously support their causes. These female spies of the Civil War participated in the world's second-oldest profession-spying-a profession perilous in the extreme. The tales of female spies are filled with suspense, bravery, treachery, and trickery. They took enormous risks and achieved remarkable results-often in ways men could not do.


As stated on the grave marker of Union spy Elizabeth Van Lew:

"She risked everything that is dear to man-friends, fortune, comfort, health, life itself."


Told with personality and pizzazz, author H. Donald Winkler uses primary Civil War sources such as memoirs, journals, letters, and newspaper articles, plus the latest in scholarly research, to make these incredible stories come alive.

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9781402242748


Format: Book
Author: Winkler, H. Donald, 1932-
Title: Stealing secrets : how a few daring women deceived generals, impacted battles, and altered the course of the Civil War / H. Donald Winkler.
Publisher Date: Naperville, Ill. : Cumberland House, c2010.
Subject: Women spies -- United States -- Biography. Women spies -- Confederate States of America -- Biography. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography
Isbn: 9781402242748 (pbk.) 1402242743 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 973.7082 Win
Oclc: 515413226
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Bib Id: 345925

Format: Book
Author: Winkler, H. Donald, 1932-
Title: Stealing secrets : how a few daring women deceived generals, impacted battles, and altered the course of the Civil War / H. Donald Winkler.
Publisher, Date: Naperville, Ill. : Cumberland House, c2010.
Description: xv, 334 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Women spies -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Women spies -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-318) and index.
Contents: Rebel queen of Washington spies : Rose Greenhow -- Vanished without a trace : Sarah Slater -- "Singing as sweetly as ever" : Olivia Floyd -- Grant's most valuable Richmond spy : Elizabeth Van Lew -- The spy who saved ships : Elizabeth Baker -- Double trouble sister act : Ginnie and Lottie Moon -- The perils of Pauline : Pauline Cushman -- The heroine of Winchester : Rebecca Wright -- A glorious consummation : Harriet Tubman -- A teenage terrorist : Nancy Hart -- "No sacrifice too great" : Antonia Ford and Laura Ratcliffe -- Mosby's Merry Christmas : Roberta Pollock -- A secesh Cleopatra : Belle Boyd -- The clever masquerader : Emma Edmonds -- Trapped in a sting operation : Clara Judd -- Sarah's deadly revenge : Sarah Lane Thompson -- Hired to find herself : Loreta Velazquez -- Beyond the call of duty : more heroines -- Did she die for their sins? : Mary Surratt.
LCCN: 2010025638
ISBN: 9781402242748 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1402242743 (pbk.)
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Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 973.7082 Win