Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender: the true story of a Civil War spy

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Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, Sarah pretended her way into the Union Army, becoming a male nurse named Frank Thompson. Being a nurse didn't quite satisfy "Frank," though. She wanted to keep her fellow soldiers from getting hurt. So when the Union Army needed a spy, she leapt at the chance. While still pretending to be Frank, Sarah also pretended to be a male African American slave, a female Irish peddler, and a female African American laundress. She slipped behind enemy lines time after time, spied on the Confederate Army, and brought back valuable intelligence to the Union. Sarah was not only good at pretending; she was also very brave. Later in life, Sarah Emma Edmonds wrote a book to tell her story. She explained, "I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic." She was also truly a great pretender.
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9780761353997
9780761371557
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full_title sarah emma edmonds was a great pretender the true story of a civil war spy
author jones carrie
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subject_facet Edmonds, S. Emma E. -- (Sarah Emma Evelyn), -- 1841-1898 -- Juvenile literature, Electronic books, Impostors and imposture -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography / Historical, Nurses -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret service -- Juvenile literature, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women -- Juvenile literature, Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Women spies -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
title_display Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy
title_full Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy / by Carrie Jones ; illustrated by Mark Oldroyd, Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender : the true story of a Civil War spy [electronic resource] Jones, Carrie.
title_short Sarah Emma Edmonds was a great pretender :
title_sub the true story of a Civil War spy
topic_facet Edmonds, S. Emma E, Electronic books, History, Impostors and imposture, Nurses, Participation, Female, Secret service, Spies, Women, Women soldiers, Women spies