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The Spymistress

Jennifer Chiaverini

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

13h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

35:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:11


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

32:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

50:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:58