The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:0743459393

Total Pages:352

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From New York Times bestselling doyenne of romance, Jude Deveraux’s sexy novel from her popular series featuring the Montgomery family is a wild tale of romance on the run—when a kidnapper falls for his beautiful mark...who is the true captive? With a daughter as strong-willed and independent as Christiana, her father is certain she won’t come home on her own—so he decides to send two men to bring her back. So, with the blazing spirit of a true Montgomery, heiress and newspaper reporter Christiana Montgomery Mathison bravely defies the two men who abduct her. Forced into the primitive rain forests of the Washington Territory, she is swept into a thrilling adventure. Amid schemes of greed and intrigue, the bold beauty resists the wooing of one captor and cleverly entices the other, the mysterious and fatally handsome Tynan, a man who desires her...but must refuse her love at all costs.

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Temptresses

Author:Shahrukh Husain

Publisher:Virago

ISBN:0349004269

Total Pages:224

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Evil Women. Every culture has them. Religions have banned and branded them. Men find them terrifying and fascinating. Women secretly admire them. An eye cast over the impressive if frightening array of characters reveals baby-thief Lamia, a fertile deity from Greek mythology with a serpent's tail who seduced mortals and bred beautiful monster-children; Morgan le Fay, fairy sister to King Arthur, who according to Celtic legend tried to wrest the throne from him using her black magic powers; Medea who wreaked terrible revenge on Jason when he left her for a younger woman; Lilith, Eve, the Queen of Sheba, Delilah, Jezebel, Kali - all wicked women whose names have been with us for centuries as demons and sirens and troublemakers.

MYSTERY & ESPIONAGE - William Le Queux Edition: 100+ Spy Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Novels, War Stories & Adventure Tales (Illustrated)

Author:William Le Queux

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026877322

Total Pages:14100

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William Le Queux (1864-1927) was a famous and incredibly visionary writer who wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage - in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion thrillers "The Great War in England in 1897” and the anti-German invasion fantasy "The Invasion of 1910.” – all written before the war… Novels The Great War in England in 1897 The Invasion of 1910 Guilty Bonds Zoraida The Temptress The Great White Queen Devil's Dice Whoso Findeth a Wife The Eye of Istar If Sinners Entice Thee The Bond of Black The Day of Temptation The Veiled Man The Wiles of the Wicked An Eye for an Eye In White Raiment Of Royal Blood Her Majesty's Minister The Under-Secretary The Seven Secrets As We Forgive Them The Sign of the Stranger The Hunchback of Westminster The Closed Book The Czar's Spy Behind the Throne The Pauper of Park Lane The Mysterious Mr. Miller Whatsoever a Man Soweth The Great Court Scandal The Lady in the Car The House of Whispers The Red Room Spies of the Kaiser The Great God Gold (Treasure of Israel) Hushed Up! A Mystery of London The Death-Doctor The Lost Million The Price of Power Her Royal Highness The White Lie The Four Faces The Sign of Silence The Mysterious Three At the Sign of the Sword The Mystery of the Green Ray Number 70, Berlin The Way to Win The Broken Thread The Place of Dragons The Zeppelin Destroyer Sant of the Secret Service The Stolen Statesman The Doctor of Pimlico Whither Thou Goest The Intriguers The Red Widow (The Death-Dealers of London) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo This House to Let The Golden Face The Stretton Street Affair The Voice from the Void Short Story Collections Stolen Souls The Count's Chauffeur The Bomb-Makers The Gay Triangle

Madam Temptress

Author:Meghan March

Publisher:Meghan March LLC

ISBN:1943796386

Total Pages:350

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From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes the stunning conclusion to the highly-anticipated Magnolia Duet. I didn’t choose this path. No one would. I played the cards I was dealt. This life made me. This city made me. I won’t apologize for who I’ve become. Moses wouldn't have me any other way. He says he wants forever, and I’m starting to believe him. But I can’t outrun my past, and my sins are catching up with me. If it’s time to atone, I’ll gladly pay my penance. We might be getting our second chance, but we have to make it out alive first. Madam Temptress is the second book of the Magnolia Duet and should be read following Creole Kingpin.

The Video Games Guide

Author:Matt Fox

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476600678

Total Pages:416

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The Video Games Guide is the world’s most comprehensive reference book on computer and video games. Presented in an A to Z format, this greatly expanded new edition spans fifty years of game design—from the very earliest (1962’s Spacewar) through the present day releases on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC. Each game entry includes the year of release, the hardware it was released on, the name of the developer/publisher, a one to five star quality rating, and a descriptive review which offers fascinating nuggets of trivia, historical notes, cross-referencing with other titles, information on each game’s sequels and of course the author’s views and insights into the game. In addition to the main entries and reviews, a full-color gallery provides a visual timeline of gaming through the decades, and several appendices help to place nearly 3,000 games in context. Appendices include: a chronology of gaming software and hardware, a list of game designers showing their main titles, results of annual video game awards, notes on sourcing video games, and a glossary of gaming terms.

Classics Illustrated

Author:William B. Jones, Jr.

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:0786488409

Total Pages:416

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A significant expansion of the critically acclaimed first edition, Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History, 2d ed., carries the story of the Kanter family’s series of comics-style adaptations of literary masterpieces from 1941 into the 21st century. This book features additional material on the 70-year history of Classics Illustrated and the careers and contributions of such artists as Alex A. Blum, Lou Cameron, George Evans, Henry C. Kiefer, Gray Morrow, Rudolph Palais, and Louis Zansky. New chapters cover the recent Jack Lake and Papercutz revivals of the series, the evolution of Classics collecting, and the unsung role of William Kanter in advancing the fortunes of his father Albert’s worldwide enterprise. Enhancing the lively account of the growth of “the World’s Finest Juvenile Publication” are new interviews and correspondence with editor Helene Lecar, publicist Eleanor Lidofsky, artist Mort Künstler, and the founder’s grandson John “Buzz” Kanter. Detailed appendices provide artist attributions, issue contents and, for the principal Classics Illustrated–related series, a listing of each printing identified by month, year, and highest reorder number. New U.S., Canadian and British series have been added. More than 300 illustrations—most of them new to this edition—include photographs of artists and production staff, comic-book covers and interiors, and a substantial number of original cover paintings and line drawings.

Bodies, Love, and Faith in the First World War

Author:Nancy Christie,Michael Gauvreau

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319728350

Total Pages:319

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This book explores the courtship and marriage of Gwyneth Murray, an English woman, and a Canadian, Harry Logan, who wrote in the personae of their vagina (Dardanella) and penis (Peter) during World War I. Through an analysis of their extensive daily correspondence over nearly a decade, it uncovers the couple’s changing attitudes to the intersection of sexuality and religion, to marriage and childrearing, as they navigated the transition from Victorian to modern values. By focusing on first-person narratives, this book enriches our understanding of gender identities revealing how porous the boundaries remained between notions of 'heterosexual' and 'same-sex' friendships. This study offers an unprecedented perspective on one couple’s sexual practices, which included mutual masturbation and oral sex, and constitutes one of the most intensive examinations of female attitudes to sexual pleasure in an era of female emancipation.

The Jade Temptress

Author:Jeannie Lin

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:0369700686

Total Pages:384

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Beauty and treachery abound in the infamous Pingkang Li, where the exclusive Lotus Palace attracts society’s most celebrated courtesans…and their scandals. As the most requested hostess at the Lotus Palace, Mingyu can charm any man who seeks her company—except Wu Kaifeng. Wu Kaifeng is a no-nonsense constable who maintains his level head even in the most desperate situations. Having crossed paths with each other in the past, the two have a strained history, but that doesn’t stop Mingyu from falling for the secretly sensitive officer. When a powerful official is found dead in a highly suspicious murder, Mingyu and Kaifeng become involved in the dangerous mystery. Amid the chaos, Kaifeng discovers his reluctant, yet fierce attraction to Mingyu, but the temptation to give in to her could destroy them both. After all, a forbidden affair is bound to have consequences… Previously published.

Delphi Collected Works of William Le Queux (Illustrated)

Author:William Le Queux

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1788779479

Total Pages:98774

Viewed:1993

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The Anglo-French novelist William Le Queux penned popular thrillers and intriguing espionage novels. He led an adventurous life, in keeping with his fiction, serving as a diplomat for San Marino, while extensively travelling Europe, the Balkans and North Africa. He was also a flying buff and a wireless pioneer, who broadcasted music from his own station long before radio was generally available. His most famous works are the invasion fantasies ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ and ‘The Invasion of 1910’. Le Queux’s exaggerated tales and falsified accounts of Britain’s neighbours, playing upon the fervid xenophobia of the time, were so powerful and gripping that they led to the creation of Britain’s first Secret Service Bureau, the forerunner of MI5. This eBook presents the largest collection ever compiled of Le Queux’s fiction, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts and informative introductions. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Le Queux’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 74 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections available in no other collection, including ‘Strange Tales of a Nihilist’ * Includes a range of Le Queux’s non-fiction * Features Le Queux’s fascinating autobiography, first time in digital print * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Novels Guilty Bonds (1891) The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) Zoraida (1894) The Temptress (1895) The Great White Queen (1896) A Secret Sin (1897) Devil’s Dice (1897) Whoso Findeth a Wife (1897) The Eye of Istar (1897) Scribes and Pharisees (1898) If Sinners Entice Thee (1898) The Bond of Black (1899) The Day of Temptation (1899) The Veiled Man (1899) The Wiles of the Wicked (1900) An Eye for an Eye (1900) In White Raiment (1900) Of Royal Blood (1900) Her Majesty’s Minister (1901) The Sign of the Seven Sins (1901) The Gamblers (1901) The Under-Secretary (1902) The Unnamed (1902) The Tickencote Treasure (1903) The Seven Secrets (1903) The Closed Book (1904) As We Forgive Them (1904) The Sign of the Stranger (1904) The Hunchback of Westminster (1904) The Idol of the Town (1904) The Czar’s Spy (1905) Behind the Throne (1905) The Pauper of Park Lane (1906) The Count’s Chauffeur (1906) The Invasion of 1910 (1906) The Mysterious Mr Miller (1906) Whatsoever a Man Soweth (1906) The Great Court Scandal (1907) The Lady in the Car (1908) Spies of the Kaiser (1909) The House of Whispers (1909) The Red Room (1909) Treasure of Israel (1910) Hushed Up! (1911) The Lost Million (1913) The Price of Power (1913) Her Royal Highness (1914) The White Lie (1914) The Four Faces (1914) The Sign of Silence (1915) The Mysterious Three (1915) At the Sign of the Sword (1915) The Mystery of the Green Ray (1915) The Zeppelin Destroyer (1916) Number 70, Berlin (1916) The Way to Win (1916) The Broken Thread (1916) The Place of Dragons (1916) Annette of the Argonne (1916) Beryl of the Biplane (1917) Sant of the Secret Service (1918) The Stolen Statesman (1918) The Doctor of Pimlico (1919) Whither Thou Goest (1920) The Intriguers (1920) The Red Widow (1920) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo (1921) This House to Let (1921) Tracked by Wireless (1922) The Gay Triangle (1922) The Golden Face (1922) The Stretton Street Affair (1922) The Voice from the Void (1922) The Golden Three (1930)The Shorter Fiction Strange Tales of a Nihilist (1892) Stolen Souls (1895) The Secret of the Fox Hunter (1903) The Death-Doctor (1912) The Bomb-Makers (1917) The Crimes Club (1927)The Non-Fiction Britain’s Deadly Peril (1915) The German Spy System from Within (1915) German Atrocities (1915) The Minister of Evil (1917) Rasputin the Rascal Monk (1917) The Secrets of Potsdam (1918)The Autobiography Things I Know About Kings, Celebrities and CrooksPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Street

Author:Ann Petry

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547525346

Total Pages:400

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAYARI JONES “How can a novel’s social criticism be so unflinching and clear, yet its plot moves like a house on fire? I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways that The Street amazes, but this description cheapens her talent . . . Petry is a gifted artist.” — Tayari Jones, from the Introduction The Street follows the spirited Lutie Johnson, a newly single mother whose efforts to claim a share of the American Dream for herself and her young son meet frustration at every turn in 1940s Harlem. Opening a fresh perspective on the realities and challenges of black, female, working-class life, The Street became the first novel by an African American woman to sell more than a million copies.

Nauti Temptress

Author:Lora Leigh

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101581409

Total Pages:336

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The Mackay cousins—Natches, Rowdy, and Dawg—would do anything for family, so when former DHS agent Timothy Cranston drops off four sisters that Dawg never knew he had, there is no question: The cousins will protect and care for the girls, and their mother, because they’re family. Five years later, Eve Mackay, the eldest sister, has graduated from college and settled in to life as a Mackay in Pulaski County, Kentucky. She works hard as a cocktail waitress and helps out at the bed-and-breakfast that Dawg bought for her mother. If she keeps herself busy enough, maybe she’ll be able to stay away from the man she promised Dawg she wouldn’t date, the man who has awakened her most ravenous fantasies… He’s Brogan Campbell, a biker rumored to be a traitor and a thief. But he’s just playing a part; he came to Kentucky for a DHS mission that no one, except Cranston, is supposed to know about. Eve is the key to the whole operation, and his orders are to get her participation. But his need for Eve has nothing to do with stolen secrets and the safety of the country… When Dawg took in Eve and her sisters, he warned them that if they ever lied, cheated, or betrayed the family, they risked losing everything. But desire and danger are locked in an inescapable embrace, and Eve has to make her choice between family or Brogan, for better or worse…

The End of Her

Author:Shari Lapena

Publisher:Doubleday Canada

ISBN:0385695039

Total Pages:320

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER The new domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Someone We Know. In upstate New York, Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin babies. The girls are a handful, but Stephanie doesn't mind being a stay-at-home mom, taking care of them while Patrick does the 9-5 to pay the bills. And when a woman from Patrick's past drops in on them unexpectedly, raising questions about his late first wife, Stephanie supports her husband wholeheartedly. She knows the car accident all those many years ago was just that--an accident. But Erica is persistent, and now she's threatening to go to the police. Patrick is afraid his job--and his reputation--will be at risk if he doesn't put an end to Erica's questioning immediately. And when the police start digging, Stephanie's trust in her husband begins to falter, and Patrick is primed to lose everything. As their marriage crumbles, Stephanie feels herself coming unglued, and soon she isn't sure what--or who--to believe. Now the most important thing is to protect her girls, but at what cost?

Always a Temptress

Author:Eileen Dreyer

Publisher:Forever

ISBN:1455505862

Total Pages:432

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His greatest battle is just beginning . . . Captain Harry Lidge has done his duty. After losing too many good men on the battlefield, he's ready to put his responsibilities behind him and live a life free of care. But first he has one last mission: find out what the most outrageous woman in London, the same woman who betrayed him nearly a decade earlier, is concealing, before her secrets take down the crown. Her heart is the only thing she won't risk . . . Surrounded by ardent admirers and a few loyal friends, Lady Kate Seaton glides through the ton on a confection of couture gowns and bon mots. No one suspects that beneath her lighthearted façade Kate hides a sorrow so scandalous she'll do anything to keep it hidden. But only when she trusts Harry with the truth and only when he trusts her with his heart can they stop the villains all too willing to kill Kate to attain their ultimate goal: destroy England

The Reader

Author:Bernhard Schlink

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0375726977

Total Pages:224

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Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Author:Leonard Maltin

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698197291

Total Pages:864

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The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover.

If We Were Villains

Author:M. L. Rio

Publisher:Flatiron Books

ISBN:1250095301

Total Pages:368

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“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New York Times Book Review On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

The Huntress

Author:Kate Quinn

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062740385

Total Pages:560

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"...compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post Named one of best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub “If you enjoyed “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” read “The Huntress,” by Kate Quinn." The Washington Post From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear. In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Cinema Arthuriana

Author:Kevin J. Harty

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:147660844X

Total Pages:317

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The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes. With the coming of motion pictures, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This edition of Cinema Arthuriana, revised in 2002, presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend in film and television from 1904 to 2001. They cover such films as Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions such as The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Global Melodrama

Author:Carla Marcantonio

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137528192

Total Pages:189

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Global Melodrama is the first booklength work to investigate melodrama in a specifically twenty-first century setting across regional and national boundaries, analyzing film texts from a variety of national contexts in the wake of globalization.

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Author:Karen Abbott

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:006209291X

Total Pages:544

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Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies. After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives. Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy draws you into the war as these daring women lived it. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps.