The Chosen Path

Based on the Life of Elizabeth Van Lew

by Donald Wyman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/13/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9780595466658
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9780595909605

About the Book

Knowledgeable experts have ranked Elizabeth Van Lew as one of the best female spies of all time. Until Dr. Wyman's comprehensive The Chosen Path, little was known about the full perilous life and valuable contributions of this Richmond, Virginia born socialite who became "Grant's Spy" during the Civil War.

From triumph to tragedy, her life was filled with extraordinary drama. As with most covert operations, her successes were un-heralded. For her overt acts of loyalty to the Union, her rewards were ridicule, threats, unmerciful cruelty, humiliation, and arrest. Why did she do it? How did she do it? The Chosen Path-because of its novel format with dialogue-allows readers to know the true character and motivation-the human side of Miss Van Lew-as well as describing the many intelligence accomplishments of this American Patriot.

Spymaster Elizabeth Van Lew is enshrined in the United States Military Intelligence Hall of Fame along with one of her spies, Elizabeth Bowser, who has been rated the highest placed spy in United States History.

About the Author

Dr. Donald Paul Wyman is a retired veteran of twenty-two years with the Central Intelligence Agency. While there, Dr. Wyman produced a mediated presentation on Intelligence through the Ages. Research into the previously little known Miss Van Lew?s life, compelled the author to tell her story of ?triumph and tragedy.?