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Wild Rose: Rose ONeale Greenhow, Civil War Spy
Wild Rose: Rose ONeale Greenhow, Civil War Spy by Ann Blackman 1400061180 9781400061181
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Wild Rose: Rose ONeale Greenhow, Civil War Spy by Ann Blackman

Wild Rose tells the story of a remarkable woman, Rose ONeal Greenhow, a grande dame of Washington society who became a Confederate spy during the Civil War. A ravishing and fearless Southerner who used feminine wiles to charm military secrets out of Union officials, she helped change the course of the war, beginning at the Battle of Bull Run. Greenhow was a disciple of South Carolina statesman John C. Calhoun, had tea with Dolley Madison, socialized with President Martin Van Buren, advised President James Buchanan, and became a threat to President Lincoln, who jailed her for espionage. Ann Blackman found a previously unpublished diary Greenhow kept during her year abroad and draws on it, as well as extensive historical research, to show how Greenhows dramatic personal life prepared her for a wild and dangerous mission. From the Maryland plantation where her drunken father died, allegedly at the hands of his personal slave, to her own violent death at sea, Rose Greenhow led a life filled with tragedy, drama, and passion. Wild Rose is a superbly researched and wonderfully readable story about an influential woman who played an extraordinary role in history.

Author: Ann Blackman

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 400

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2005-06-07

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1400061180

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