Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

by Seymour Reit

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Overview


In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152164270
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Great Episodes Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 41,544
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


SEYMOUR REIT is the author of more than eighty books for young readers. An experienced animated cartoonist, he is also the creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost. Mr. Reit lives in New York City.

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“The story is fast-moving, and Emma’s spunk...is evident.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This stranger-than-fiction story will captivate history buffs and hold the attention of the most reluctant reader.”—Bank Street College of Education
“A suspense-filled account of a brave and loyal feminist.”—Booklist

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