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Karen Abbott

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Karen Abbott's latest book, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy is a true story of four daring (and not entirely scrupulous) Civil War spies who risked everything for their cause. The new book will be published by HarperCollins on September 2, 2014. Abbott's previous books, Sin in the Second City and American Rose, were both New York Times bestsellers. Abbott is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, Past Imperfect, and also writes for Disunion, the New York Times series about the Civil War. A native of Philadelphia, where she worked as a journalist, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two African Grey parrots, Poe and Dexter.

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Sin in the Second City: Mad...

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Billboard about the Sodder children, who went missing on Christmas Eve, 1945. From www.appalachianhistory.net.   Ida Wood never had any intention of renewing contact with the outside world, but on March 5, 1931, death made it necessary. At four o’clock that afternoon, the 93-year-old did something she hadn’t done in 24 years of living at [...] Read more of this blog post »
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“Leave the fireworks for those who cast no spark of their own.”
Karen Abbott, Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

“It is so delightful to be of enough consequence to be arrested,”
Karen Abbott, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War

“An amusing city, Chicago, any way you look at it. I'm afraid we are in for the time of our lives.”
Karen Abbott, Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

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