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Spies in the Civil War
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130393
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-039-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

The stories of the men and women who served as spies in the Civil War offer a fascinating glimpse into the strong passions that divided a nation. Many were otherwise “ordinary” Americans who had received no special training in intelligence gathering, but simply listened and watched what was going on around them and then passed that information on to those who needed it. Spies such as Allan Pinkerton, Elizabeth Van Lew, Belle Boyd, and Rose O’Neal Greenhow vividly illustrate the differing motivations and backgrounds of those who became involved in espionage. Additional critical information came from former slaves, nurses, and men and women who found themselves in hostile territory when the war began. Spies in the Civil War delves into these stories of courage in the midst of conflict, adding to the rich history of the Civil War.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Heather Lehr Wagner is a writer and editor. She earned an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary and a B.A. in political science from Duke University. She is the author of more than 40 books exploring political and social issues.

Reviews and Awards

"...not only informational but tell[s] a good story as well...Recommended."


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