Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

336 Pages | 2 maps, 27 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195179897

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Southern Lady, Yankee Spy

The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy

Elizabeth R. Varon

  • A gripping, richly researched account of the woman who led what one historian called "the most productive espionage operation of the Civil War."
  • Van Lew ran a spy ring that gathered intelligence, hampered the Southern war effort, and helped scores of Union soldiers to escape from Richmond prisons

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