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Just the Facts

June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

For their June book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott. This spellbinding book follows the true adventures of four women during the Civil War. Belle Boyde, courier and spy for the Confederacy, shot a Union soldier in her home; Emma Edmonds disguised herself as a Union private, Frank Thompson, and witnessed bloody battles; Rose O’Neal Greenough engaged in affairs with Northern generals and used her daughter to send information to Southern generals; and Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper manners to run a far-reaching espionage ring. All broke with conventions to fight for their side in the War. We will discuss this book on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm.


June 15, 2017
6:30 pm


Plumb Library
Rochester, United States