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The Resource The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
The spymistress : a novel
Title
The spymistress
Title remainder
a novel
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. In Chiaverini’s riveting tale of high-stakes espionage, a great heroine of the Civil War finally gets her due
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
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10220598
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
S69 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women spies
  • United States
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780525953623
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013015945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The spymistress : a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007740
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780525953623
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013015945
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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