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The Spymistress

A Novel

By Jennifer Chiaverini

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Union woman as true as steel” who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war — and stealing Confederate secrets.



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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780525953623


Format: Book
Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer
Summary: Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to help construct the Richmond underground and orchestrate escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison.
Title: The spymistress : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton, [2013]
Subject: Women spies -- Fiction United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780525953623 (hbk.) 0525953620 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Chiaverini
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Bib Id: 446531

Format: Book
Author: Chiaverini, Jennifer
Summary: Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to help construct the Richmond underground and orchestrate escapes from the infamous Confederate Libby Prison.
Title: The spymistress : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton, [2013]
Description: 355 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Women spies -- Fiction
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013015945
ISBN: 9780525953623 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0525953620 (hbk.)
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Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Chiaverini