Karen Abbott

:Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

7:15p.m., Decatur Library Auditorium

New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott returns with Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, the spellbinding true story of four women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War. 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. Karen Abbott is the bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, and American Rose.

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