As the Civil War rages she returns South and winds up as a spy in the house of Jefferson Davis . . . This tale of slavery, war, love and espionage is a stunning fictional retelling of an extraordinary life.
Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Hachette UK
'I spy with my little eye, where the bird goes when he doesn't fly,' Mama said one mid-day, her words floating on the Richmond heat as we carried empty cookpots through the yard to the kitchen. Mama, your little girl is all grown up, and still playing our best game. I am a spy . . . Based on the true story of Mary Bowser, this stirring and captivating novel follows a slave who is freed by her owner's abolitionist daughter and sent North to be educated. She is blessed with a photographic memory and the passion and courage to involve herself fearlessly in the Underground Railroad movement. As the Civil War rages she returns South and winds up as a spy in the house of Jefferson Davis . . . This tale of slavery, war, love and espionage is a stunning fictional retelling of an extraordinary life.
Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers—Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new way, now in paperback. Meet Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the Confederate leadership at the highest level. Enigma Alberti dramatizes Mary Bowser’s suspenseful story—how she pretended to be illiterate, how she masterfully evaded detection, how she used her photographic memory to “copy” critical documents. Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope inside the book, a canny reader will be able to discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations, and solve the book’s ultimate mystery: Where did Mary hide her secret diary?
Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope inside the book, a canny reader will be able to discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations, and solve the book’s ultimate mystery: Where did Mary hide her ...
Author: Enigma Alberti
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring introduces an exciting interactive series for middle grade readers—Spy on History, where the reader gets to experience history in a whole new way. Meet Mary Bowser, an African American spy who was able to infiltrate the Confederate leadership at the highest level. Enigma Alberti dramatizes Mary Bowser’s suspenseful story—how she pretended to be illiterate, how she masterfully evaded detection, how she used her photographic memory to “copy” critical documents. Using spycraft materials included in a sealed envelope inside the book, a canny reader will be able to discover and unravel clues embedded in the text and illustrations, and solve the book’s ultimate mystery: Where did Mary hide her secret diary?
Mary Bowser B c. 1846–unkown born: USA owser is my married name. I was
born Mary Jane Richards and have used several different names in my life; Mary
Garvin, Richmonia Richards, Richmonia St. Pierre. Names come and go – it's all
Author: Michael Noble
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Uncover the lives of 20 real-life spies who made it their mission to uncover the truth and collect secret information from their enemies… This book presents personal accounts and testimonies from spies all over the world and throughout history and brings key moments in history to life for young readers. This book journeys around the world and delves back and forth in time to introduce readers to a host of incredible spies who dedicated their lives to world of espionage. Meet Alan Turing whose work cracking the Enigma code helped shorten World War II by a number of years and save countless lives and let Hedy Lamarr prove to you that looks can be deceiving as she put her Hollywood glamour on hold to help advance radio technology. With accounts told through first person narrative, readers will feel like they're meeting some of the most infamous spies of all time. From those involved in reconnaissance, planning and logistics, espionage and development of new technology, this authentic retelling uncovers the secret life of spies in a unique and engaging way. With stylish illustrations from the wonderfully talented Alexander Mostov and informative and compelling text from Michale Noble, this is the secret life of spies.
A Novel Lois Leveen. ALSO BY LOIS LEVEEN The Secrets of Mary Bowser
JULIET'S NURSE A Novel LOIS LEVEEN New York London Toronto.
Author: Lois Leveen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The International Bestseller “Lois Leveen’s richly detailed, fascinating novel offers a wholly original and intriguing take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays” (New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini). In Verona, a city ravaged by plague and political rivalries, a mother mourning the death of her day-old infant enters the household of the powerful Cappelletti family to become the wet-nurse to their newborn baby. As she serves her beloved Juliet over the next fourteen years, the nurse learns the Cappellettis’ darkest secrets. Those secrets—and the nurse’s deep personal grief—erupt across five momentous days of love and loss that destroy a daughter, and a family. By turns sensual, tragic, and comic, Juliet’s Nurse gives voice to one of literature’s most memorable and distinctive characters, a woman who was both insider and outsider among Verona’s wealthy ruling class. Exploring the romance and intrigue of interwoven loyalties, rivalries, jealousies, and losses only hinted at in Shakespeare’s play, this is a never-before-heard tale of the deepest love in Verona—the love between a grieving woman and the precious child of her heart. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant, Philippa Gregory, and Geraldine Brooks, Juliet’s Nurse is a rich prequel that reimagines the world’s most cherished tale of love and loss, suffering and survival.
2.Coski, White House ofthe Confederacy, 5. 3.Coski, White House ofthe
Confederacy, 9. 4.White House of the Confederacy tour, Richmond, April 2011. 5.
Leveen, Secrets of Mary Bowser, reading group guide. 6.Johnson, Pursuit, 58. 7.
Author: Heath Hardage Lee
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Varina Anne ôWinnieö Davis was born into a war-torn South in June of 1864, the youngest daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis. Born only a month after the death of beloved Confederate hero General J.E.B. Stuart during a string of Confederate victories, WinnieÆs birth was hailed as a blessing by war-weary Southerners. They felt her arrival was a good omen signifying future victory. But after the ConfederacyÆs ultimate defeat in the Civil War, Winnie would spend her early life as a genteel refugee and a European expatriate abroad. After returning to the South from German boarding school, Winnie was christened the ôDaughter of the Confederacyö in 1886. This role was bestowed upon her by a Southern culture trying to sublimate its war losses. Particularly idolized by Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie became an icon of the Lost Cause, eclipsing even her father Jefferson in popularity. Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is the first published biography of this little-known woman who unwittingly became the symbolic female figure of the defeated South. Her controversial engagement in 1890 to a Northerner lawyer whose grandfather was a famous abolitionist, and her later move to work as a writer in New York City, shocked her friends, family, and the Southern groups who worshipped her. Faced with the pressures of a community who violently rejected the match, Winnie desperately attempted to reconcile her prominent Old South history with her personal desire for tolerance and acceptance of her personal choices.
She had even sent her North , paying the costs of her education ; but when
hostilities threatened , Miss van Lew wrote to the girl - Mary Elizabeth Bowser -
and asked her to return to Virginia . This she did with the prompt obedience of
Oh, I've seen 'em try to hide a secret, but I been around long enough to recognize
a lie or see de truth . . . sitting right dere in dey eye. Know when a white man ...
Little Mary Bowser was you reading Master Jeff private papers? MARY (beat) Old
Author: Ted Lange
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The inner sanctum of Confederate president Jefferson Davis has been breached. Information is leaking to the enemy. Who is the spy? No one is privy to this information except Jeffersons advisors, and they are beyond repute. Based on a true story, Lady Patriot reveals an intimate look into the prejudices and patriotism of three ladies who lived during the Civil War: Varina Davis, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Mary Bowser. Lady Patriot combines Langes signature comedy and drama as it peels away traditional stereotypes prevalent in the South during the Confederacy.
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1777, conveyed it to Rowland Burdon, Esq., ... In one of the chimneys of the attics
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each sentence a true. She went about her ... to Mary Elizabeth's story is that
Jefferson Davis knew someone within his household or circle was passing on secret ...
Author: Walter Hazen
Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
Category: Social Science
Ever wonder who spied for the Union army during the Civil War; who planted the American flag on the North Pole; who was the first female stunt pilot; and who invented refrigerated trucks and railroad cars? These questions and more are answered in "Hidden History: Profiles of Black Americans." Recognizing that there is more to black history than civil rights leaders and the fight for racial equality, this book profiles 25 lesser known yet significant personalities and events from colonial times to the present. Reading comprehension questions as well as writing activities to promote higher order thinking accompany each profile. A reproducible trivia card game, perfect for learning center or classroom, reinforces the content and makes learning fun!
... C. Fishel, The Secret War for the Union (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996), 551–
53; A. A. Hoehling and Mary Hoehling, ... B. McNiven); “VA Profiles — Mary
Elizabeth Bowser,” http://www.gateway-va.com/pages/bhistory/1998/bowser.htm
Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
A fully updated and revised edition of the book USA Today called “jim-dandy pop history,” by the bestselling, American Book Award–winning author "The most definitive and expansive work on the Lost Cause and the movement to whitewash history." —Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans From the author of the national bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, a completely updated—and more timely than ever—version of the myth-busting history book that focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies on monuments, statues, national landmarks, and historical sites all across America. In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of historic sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. New changes and updates include: • a town in Louisiana that was the site of a major but now-forgotten enslaved persons’ uprising • a totally revised tour of the memory and intentional forgetting of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond, Virginia • the hideout of a gang in Delaware that made money by kidnapping free blacks and selling them into slavery Entertaining and enlightening, Lies Across America also has a serious role to play in contemporary debates about white supremacy and Confederate memorials.
The Book Club Girl Sampler includes excerpts from the following titles: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd ...
Author: Book Club Girl
Publisher: Harper Collins
The Book Club Girl Sampler includes excerpts from the following titles: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank With My Body by Nikki Gemmell Keepsake by Kristina Riggle The Thread by Victoria Hislop Have Mother, Will Travel by Claire and Mia Fontaine The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern Miss Me When I'm Gone by Emily Arsenault Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin The Roots of the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo Sharp by David Fitzpatrick The Midwife of Hope River by Patricia Harman The Mirrored World by Debra Dean A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead Lucky Bunny by Jill Dawson
Elizabeth did a special favor for Mary. ... It didn't take long for Elizabeth to decide
that the best place to learn Confederate secrets was in the Confederate White ... MARY ELIZABETH BOWSER “""""il Mary Elizabeth Bowser From Slave to Spy.
Author: Craig Sodaro
Describes the dangerous missions of several Civil War spies.
Based on an incredible true story, Lizzie's War revolves around a number of elements: the intrigue involved in Elizabeth’s double life, her scheme to plant a former slave as her spy in the Jefferson Davis home, her secret romance with a ...
Author: Rosemary Agonito
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
As the Civil War ground on, an underground Unionist movement flourished in the heart of the Confederacy, led by an unlikely leader. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy and well connected member of Richmond’s elite, risked everything to help save the Union, skillfully directing this clandestine group and becoming General Ulysses S. Grant’s spy in Richmond. Surrounded by a cadre of “slaves” secretly freed and working with her at the risk of their lives--and hers--Lizzie becomes a pivotal character in the narrative that reveals the complexity and horror of war and the possibility of ultimate redemption. Based on an incredible true story, Lizzie's War revolves around a number of elements: the intrigue involved in Elizabeth’s double life, her scheme to plant a former slave as her spy in the Jefferson Davis home, her secret romance with a Union prisoner, the dangerous work and conspiracies entailed in running a spy network for the Federal Government in the Confederate capital, terrifying flights to freedom engineered by Elizabeth for escaped prisoners and slaves, and ongoing Confederate surveillance, investigations and arrests of Unionists.
Author: Anne Devereaux JordanPublish On: 2006-09-30
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Author: Anne Devereaux Jordan
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Describes the role of African Americans during the Civil War (1861-1865)"--Provided by publisher.
Samuel Ruth, Mary Elizabeth Bowser, William Rowley, and Thomas McNiven,
among others, have all been identified as members of her network. ... of delivery,
and other secret matters, none of which can be recovered now, from any.
Author: Marie Jakober
Publisher: Forge Books
Richmond, Virginia, is the heart of the Confederacy, and for those whose hearts are still with the Union in 1861, it is a trying home. Li8za Van Lew has long been an outsider in Richmond. She never married, and at her father's death, she gave all of her family's slaves their freedom. Her neighbors and friends have begun to believe that she might be losing her mind. But the Rebels don't rust her, and with good reason. Behind a mask of mental frailty and innocence, she has secretly organized and is operating a hugely successful spy ring out of Richmond. The Confederate Army has its suspicions, though they can't ever seem to catch her in the act. But as the war wears on, the danger of being caught grows with each bit of information passed along, with her every secret act of patriotism. The double life of lady and spy wears on Liza. Until the war is over, the secrecy that endangers her and those she has recruited to spy for her will never end. She doesn't know how much longer she can endure, wondering if the next knock on her door might bring soldiers to carry her off to prison. . . . Richmond, Virginia. The capital of the Confederacy. Here lived one of the greatest threats to the Confederate war efforts. In an unremarkable house on Church Street, Elizabeth Van Lew, a spinster thought to be unconventional, was the center of the Union Army's underground spy network. For the duration of the Civil War, she worked with innumerable agents throughout the city-even in Jefferson Davis's own house!-keeping in constant communication with the Union military command. This is her story. Told by her ghost in a narrative that captures with utter poignancy the contradictions of the Southern ideal and the heartbreak of civil war, Only Call Us Faithful is a remarkable story of courage and conviction, the untold tale of thousands of Southerners who during the Civil War were United Stales patriots in enemy territory. Also dedicated to easing the plight of Union Army prisoners of war incarcerated in Richmond prisons, Miss Van Lew risked life and limb to bring prisoners food and medicine. But though the Confederate leadership in Richmond thought her annoying and inconvenient, they never caught her passing secret information that led directly to Union victories on the fields of battle. To the very end she was invisible, a lady alone, fighting a shadow war that ultimately helped topple the confederacy. An Uncommon hero, her true role has never been fully revealed until now. Using many primary information sources, Marie Jakober has painted a true and vivid portrait of one of the Civil War's most unusual heroes. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: American Short-horn Breeders' AssociationPublish On: 1922
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