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Title The spymistress [text (large print)] / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Author Chiaverini, Jennifer.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-620).
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.

Publisher Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 623 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Van Lew, Elizabeth L., 1818-1900 -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.
Women spies -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.
SERIES Thorndike Press large print core
Series Thorndike Press large print core series.
ISBN 9781410462497