Rebel Rose: Life of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy

Rebel Rose Life of Rose O Neal Greenhow Confederate Spy None

  • Title: Rebel Rose: Life of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy
  • Author: Ishbel Ross
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
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    One thought on “Rebel Rose: Life of Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy”

    1. 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.

    2. This book is quite clearly written in the 1950s. There's a lot of colloquial 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 you're unfamiliar with the antebellum Washington DC scene may come as really difficult to understand. It's an interesting look at source material.I think this only gets 3.5 stars for accessibility. There are several names that were dropped that I wasn't even familiar with, and it makes i [...]

    3. I bought this book as a teenager since I was fascinated with the idea of a female spy in an era where women had few rights. I've reread it several times over the years. 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. [...]

    4. 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 way too abrupt, especially considering the meandering way the read of the book was written.

    5. 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

    6. An account of the life of the woman confederate spy. Her espionage helped defeat the Federal Army at the 1st Battle of Manassas.

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