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Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring

by Tony Cliff, Enigma Alberti
SKU: 9780761187394

Your Mission: Find Mary’s secret diary using spycraft stools to uncover hidden codes! It’s a true story of bravery: Mary Bowser was an African American spy for the Union who worked as a maid in the mansion of Confederate Jefferson Davis. From hair-raising close calls when she almost gets caught to how she uses her photographic memory to “steal” top secret documents. Mary’s story reads like a gripping novel. It’s a mystery to solve: There are clues embedded in the story’s text and illustrations, and Spycraft materials–including a replica Civil War cipher wheel–come in an envelope at the beginning of the book. Use both to discover what happened to Mary Bowser’s secret diary.