Dee Brown’s captivating novel based on the true story of the Chicago Conspiracy
Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, turns to the Civil War for this rollicking tale of romance and intrigue. The story is based on the undercover scheme known as the Chicago Conspiracy, a plan by which Confederate agents and sympathizers in the North tried to free rebel prisoners in Chicago. Brown’s thrilling tale revolves around Charley Heywood, a Confederate major, and Belle Rutledge, an actress and quick-minded double agent tasked with spying on the object of her affections. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002) was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience. Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas. He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud. He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer. He went on to research and write more than thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War. Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.