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Author Nagy, John A., author
Title George Washington's secret spy war [ebook] : the making of America's first spymaster / John A. Nagy
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Content text txt
Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Descript text file rda
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-355) and index
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
Summary The untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day. Author John A. Nagy has become the nation's leading expert on Revolutionary spies, discovering hundreds who went behind enemy lines to gather intelligence during the American Revolution, many of whom are completely unknown to most historians. Using Washington's diary as the primary source, Nagy tells of Washington's experiences during the French and Indian War which honed his skill and upon which he heavily depended. He used espionage to level the playing field and then exploited it on to final victory. Filled with thrilling and never-before-told stories from the battlefield and behind enemy lines, this is the story of how Washington used a "Deception Battle Plan", fishermen's observances, false information, and misdirection to out-spy the British
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Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Career in espionage
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
American Revolution (1775-1783)
Secret service.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
Espionage -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Spies -- United States -- Biography
United States.
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781250096821

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