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Author Daigler, Kenneth A.

Title Spies, Patriots, and Traitors : American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
Published Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Espionage -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Spies -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1626160511 (electronic bk)
9781626160514 (electronic bk)
(hardcover : alk. paper)
(hardcover : alk. paper)