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Stealing Secrets: How A Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, And Altered The Course Of The Civil War (2010)

by H. Donald Winkler(Favorite Author)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 1
1402242743 (ISBN13: 9781402242748)
Cumberland House Publishing
review 1: Entertaining and interesting, but I couldn't help notice that the majority of the northern spies are portrayed by the author as virtuous, where as the southern spies are portrayed as immoral. I doubt things were actually so black and white. It was a fun read though. I read many of the stories to my teenage daughters and they enjoyed them too, especially after visiting many of the sites where the featured events took place.
review 2: Wonderful book for anyone interested in Civil War history. This book doesn't present Civil War history just as dry facts and numbers. You get the often unheard back stories of the women who tried to do their part for their cause. Each chapter is the story of a woman for either the North or the South and how she became involved in
... more clandestine activities for the war. You are given information on not only how she entered the war as a spy but what happened to her after the war. Even if you are not a huge fan of history, I think anyone would find this book interesting because it is told in an entertaining way and provides a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived it. less
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This one was interesting although I was not fond of the prose style.
Reveals a side of history that we know happened, but not how.
This is a good book about some amazing women!
What a great read! So fascinating!
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