January 23, 1973
Karen Abbott (born January 23, 1973) is an American author of historical non-fiction. Her works include Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.
Sin in the Second City tells the true story of the Everleigh Club, a famous American brothel, and the Club’s proprietors, sisters Ada and Minna Everleigh. American Rose is an account of stripteaser Gypsy Rose Lee. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy tells the true story of four women who became spies during the Civil War.
- Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul (2007) ISBN 9781400065301
- American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee (2010) ISBN 9781400066919
- Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War (2014) ISBN 9780062092892