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The Secrets of Mary Bowser

The Secrets of Mary Bowser

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Utgivelsesår 2012
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781444736267

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Om The Secrets of Mary Bowser

'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.

Deftly balancing history, romance and adventure, Leveen honors the life and historical importance of a brave, resourceful woman. Will appeal to many readers with its clear narrative, uncomplicated characters and unambiguous sense of right and wrong. Lois Leveen has given us a new hero, Mary Bowser - a slave turned spy for the union army. Told with clarity, confidence, and courage, THE SECRETS OF MARY BOWSER illuminates an untold and important story about slavery, the Civil War, and the role of women in achieving emancipation. A riveting and powerful book.

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