He idea of a female spy in an era where women had few rights I ve reread it several times over the ears Ross does a good job of telling the story of Rose s life from her early childhood to her marriage with Robert Greenhow to her role as spy in the Civil War Ross blends her own words with the words of Greenhow and others around here to tell an intriguing tale of a woman who will go to any length to support a cause she believes in so far it s really hard to follow and seems to assume a certain familiarity w history and it s players in and around the civil war but so long as i declare that i don t care about the specifics which senator s wife was who and did what previously it does give an interesting flavour of that era A female Secesh spy Yes please. interesting flavour of that era A female Secesh spy Yes please. Statesman John C Calhoun who shaped her political philosophy and influenced her to work heart and soul for the Confedera. As had a first name it was Adele and I would really prefer to read about Mrs Adele Douglas I found this biography boring and hard to follow Something about the way it was written just did not hold my attention I kept finding my mind wandering mid sentence The ending was also not hold my attention I kept finding my mind wandering mid sentence The ending was also too abrupt especially considering the meandering way the read of the book was written An account of the life of the woman confederate spy Her espionage helped defeat the Federal Army at the 1st Battle of Manassas Interesting book about an interesting woman I d like to read Rose s memoirs if they are still in print even though I ll have to keep in mind they will be written with a very sympathetically southern bent I bought this book as a teenager since I was fascinated with Knew nine Presidents and was the intimate friend and advisor of one James Buchanan But it was the great South Carolina. ,
This book is uite clearly written
IN THE 1950S THERE S Athe 1950s There s a of collouial word usage and choices and romanticising of the cause of the South This is a dense tome and there s a lot of name dropping which if ou re unfamiliar with the antebellum Washington DC scene may come as really difficult to understand It s an interesting look at source materialI think this only gets 35 stars for accessibility There are several names that were dropped that I wasn t even familiar with and it makes it difficult and unapproachable in a way Additionally the romanticism of Mrs Greenhow s espionage and role in the Civil War was incredibly annoyingAnd finally my sheer irriation WITH SUBSUMING WOMEN S was incredibly annoyingAnd finally my sheer irriation WITH SUBSUMING WOMEN S AS THEIR HUSBAND S subsuming women s identities as their husband s is on display here Mrs Stephen A Dougl. Rose O'Neal Greenhow was adept at political intrigue and often involved in scandal During her long Washington career she.