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The Resource The spymistress, Jennifer Chiaverini

The spymistress, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
The spymistress
Title
The spymistress
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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Writing style
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10220598
Cataloging source
DLC
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Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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  • Van Lew, Elizabeth L
  • Women spies
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The spymistress, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-620)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052950315
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
621 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137235
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The spymistress, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-620)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052950315
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
621 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781594137235
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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