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Author Nagy, John A., author
Title George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster / John A. Nagy
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
 Rodman Branch Adult  973.385 N152    AVAILABLE
 Rodman Main Adult  973.385 N152    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition
Descript viii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Media unmediated n
Carrier volume nc
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Reveals how George Washington became one of the eighteenth century's greatest, and America's first, spymaster, describing how he honed his espionage skills during the French and Indian War and exploited them during the Revolution
Contents French lessons -- Drinking, flashing the ladies, and grave robbing -- Desperate times -- Pools of blood -- Quaker chicanery -- We danced the minuet -- Double agents -- Traitors and licensed spies -- Black chambers and the medicine factory -- Petite guerre-- Deception battle plan: the objective -- Deception battle plan: enemy assumptions -- Deception battle plan: method -- Deception battle plan: the sting-executing the plan -- Deception battle plan: exploitation -- Conclusion
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Career in espionage
Espionage -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Spies -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9781250096814

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