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The Resource Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War, Kenneth A. Daigler

Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War, Kenneth A. Daigler

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Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War
Title
Spies, patriots, and traitors
Title remainder
American intelligence in the Revolutionary War
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth A. Daigler
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well-documented, and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, from 1765 to 1783, while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence role. The author, a retired CIA officer, provides insights into these events from an intelligence professional's perspective, highlighting the tradecraft of intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and covert actions and relating how many of the principles of the era's intelligence practice are still relevant today. Daigler reveals the intelligence activities of famous personalities such as Samuel Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, John Jay, and Benedict Arnold, as well as many less well-known figures. He examines the important role of intelligence in key theaters of military operations, such as Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in General Nathanael Greene's campaign in South Carolina; the role of African Americans in the era's intelligence activities; undertakings of networks such as the Culper Ring; and intelligence efforts and paramilitary actions conducted abroad. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors adds a new dimension to our understanding of the American Revolution. The book's scrutiny of the tradecraft and management of Revolutionary War intelligence activities will be of interest to students, scholars, intelligence professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era of American history. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Daigler, Kenneth A
Dewey number
973.3/85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.D35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military intelligence
  • Espionage
  • Spies
  • United States
  • United States
  • Espionage
  • Military intelligence
  • Spies
Label
Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War, Kenneth A. Daigler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
George Washington learns the intelligence trade -- [Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty]: the united front campaign that led to the American Revolution -- The intelligence war begins; [Massachusetts, 1775] -- Covert action in Europe leading to the French alliance -- Nathan Hale and the British occupation of New York City -- John Jay's efforts at counterintelligence -- Washington begins to establish his intelligence capabilities; [the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Campaign] -- Benedict Arnold: hero turned traitor -- American intelligence activities reach maturity [in the New York area] -- [General] Nathanael Greene and intelligence in the Southern Campaign -- Yorktown and the endgame -- The African-American role in American intelligence activities [in the Revolutionary War] -- Conclusion
Control code
851285714
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781626160507
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851285714
Label
Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War, Kenneth A. Daigler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
George Washington learns the intelligence trade -- [Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty]: the united front campaign that led to the American Revolution -- The intelligence war begins; [Massachusetts, 1775] -- Covert action in Europe leading to the French alliance -- Nathan Hale and the British occupation of New York City -- John Jay's efforts at counterintelligence -- Washington begins to establish his intelligence capabilities; [the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Campaign] -- Benedict Arnold: hero turned traitor -- American intelligence activities reach maturity [in the New York area] -- [General] Nathanael Greene and intelligence in the Southern Campaign -- Yorktown and the endgame -- The African-American role in American intelligence activities [in the Revolutionary War] -- Conclusion
Control code
851285714
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781626160507
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851285714

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