An outstanding book because of the factual basis and the relationship of the main character with Presidents, Senators, and Generals. This is a four star book and highly recommended.
Clark Issacs, Clark's Eye on Books"The Queen of Washington" is the infamous Confederate spy who used her assertive sexuality to feed information to the South. Francis Hamit creates an alternative scenario for Rose Greenhow, presenting a tale of intrigue that spans the country, A strongly recommended pick for any fan of historical fiction. Midwest Book Review
Historians have long recognized Rose Greenhow as a Confederate spy. But, Francis Hamit goes a bit further in The Queen of Washington. His book is a work of alternative history that explores the unknowns of her spying career. The reader is shown her seductive methods. Reviewer: Michael Deeb in Civil War News
She was definitely a spy for the South. But Hamit posed the question was she a spy earlier for the French, the English and many others--perhaps anybody who would willingly share "pillow-talk".
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Posted in Historical Fiction by editor - February 13, 2012
If you love historic fiction and are interested in the Civil War, this book is for you. Dare to lose yourself in this fast-paced tale of espionage and danger. You won't regret it.
Reviewed by Jennifer Melville
From the Back Cover
This exhaustively researched historical fiction examines Civil War-era spies and geopolitics.
Hamit's (Shenandoah Spy
, 2008) second novel focuses on the life and career of Mrs. Rose Greenhow, a rich 19th-century widow whose services as a spy may have gone beyond her years of work for the Confederacy--she may have also been in the pay of British and French intelligence. The story provides impressive period atmosphere and painstakingly researched details of Greenhow's life in the 1850s and '60s. Kirkus Reviews