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Author Daigler, Kenneth A, author
Title Spies, patriots, and traitors : American intelligence in the Revolutionary War / Kenneth A. Daigler
Published Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2014]
 Rodman Main Adult  973.385 D132    AVAILABLE
Descript xviii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content text
Media unmediated
Carrier volume
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-298) and index
Summary Explores intelligence and espionage during the Revolutionary War, and the key role this information played in the colonies gaining their independence
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
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence
Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Espionage -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Spies -- United States -- History -- 18th century
ISBN 9781626160507

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