The secrets of Mary Bowser
|Format:||Print Book 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
Based on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates.
Author Lois Leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women's fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War. A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth,
-- approximately 1840-
Freedmen -- Fiction.
Women spies -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :William Morrow,2012
"P.S. insights, interviews & more"--Cover.
453 pages ; 20 cm