Publication: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1954, New York
First edition. 8vo. Two-tone cloth, titles stamped in red on the spine, xiii [blank], 294 pp., acknowledgments, illustrated from photographs, portraits, bibliography, index. The intriguing story of a "brilliant agent for the South and a famous Washington hostess." Rose was a renowned Confederate spy during the American Civil War. "A socialite in Washington, D.C. during the period before the war, she moved in important political circles and cultivated friendships with presidents, generals, senators, and high-ranking military officers. She used her connections to pass along key military information to the Confederacy at the start of the war. She was credited by Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, with ensuring the South's victory at the First Battle of Bull Run in late July 1861." Very good copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 40362