Karen Abbott
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Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott's forthcoming 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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Best Sellers

    • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

    • Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 344
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 306
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 306

    The stories of four courageous women - a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow - who were spies....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly Bad Narrator

    • By Sheesha on 11-12-14

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Sin in the Second City

    • Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Operating in Chicago's notorious Levee district at the dawn of the 20th century, the Everleigh Club's proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries, and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where 30 stunning Everleigh "butterflies" awaited their arrival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book - brilliant narrator!

    • By Z. Halley on 04-17-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • American Rose

    • A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
    • By: Karen Abbott
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Karen Abbott's returns with the gripping and expansive story of America’s coming-of-age—told through the extraordinary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and the world she survived and conquered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done biography of a complicated Icon

    • By Moire on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $31.50

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