George Washington's Secret Spy War

George Washington's Secret Spy War

The Making of America's First Spymaster

eBook - 2016
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George Washington's skill as a spymaster won the war for independence, and this is the groundbreaking story of how he took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best-trained and best-equipped army of its day. Author John A. Nagy, the nation's leading expert on the subject, discovered hundreds of spies who went behind enemy lines to gather intelligence during the American Revolution, many of whom are completely unknown to most historians. Filled with thrilling and never-before-told stories from the battlefield and behind enemy lines, this is the story of how Washington out-spied the British. For the first time, readers will discover how espionage played a major part in the American Revolution and why Washington was a master at orchestrating it. -- Back cover.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250096821
9781250096814
Branch Call Number: 973.385 Na
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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" Hunter could not be sure that his espionage work for the Americans had been kept a secret from General Benedict Arnold. In consequence when General Arnold went over to the British, Hunter stopped his secret service work. He then moved from Bedford to Pound Ridge." " ' John Jay provide Washington with invisible ink and a reagent which he received from his brother James Jay.' " " ' British General Henry Clinton, commander in chief of British forces in North America 1778-1782.' " " ' British General Charles Cornwallis, who surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia.' " "During the Petit Guerre, Washinton did not have major battles to fight but did have little incidents that required his attention to limit the damage. The enemy was trying to use Americans who decided to pledge allegiance to the Crown. Not every traitor was a general such as Benedict Arnold or a key administrator such as Dr. Benjamin Church Jr., who was director of the Continental Army's Hospital Department; there were others of lesser rank." " ' Fake letter from General Howe to General Burgoyne intended to deceive Washington, George.' "

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