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The spymistress : a novel

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, [2014] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN: 9780142180884 0142180882
OCLC Number: 875003013
Notes: Previously published: New York, New York : Dutton, 2013.
Description: 354, 9 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jennifer Chiaverini.

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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 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.

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"History--and its colorful characters--come alive." -USA Today "Required Reading . . . The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's Read more...

 
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