In the Line of Fire: Eight Women War Spies

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The stories of eight American women spies include the heroic tales of Lydia Darragh, who warned Washington of an imminent British attack, and Emma Edmonds, who disguised herself as a male slave in a Confederate camp.

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Gr. 3^-6. Sullivan recounts the stories of eight female war spies who risked their lives to obtain information for the military. Some, such as Lydia Darraugh (who warned George Washington about an imminent British attack), were ordinary wives and mothers who found themselves privy to secrets, which they relayed to the proper authorities. Others, such as Betty Pack (who stole a secret code book for the Allies during World War II), relished the thrill and adventure their espionage careers afforded them. The author refrains from glorifying his subjects' activities or motives, nor does he ignore the often tragic endings to their ventures. A section of period photos and an appended bibliography will assist young report writers, but no source notes are included. This helpful addition to classroom units on history or women's studies will also be popular with middle-graders looking for a quick read. Kay Weisman

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