"Besides reexamining in fresh perspective such well-known figures as Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Benedict Arnold, and John Andre, the author, a former general staff intelligence officer in World War II,"
Besides reexamining in fresh perspective such well-known figures as Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Benedict Arnold, and John Andre, the author, a former general staff intelligence officer in World War II, reveals the exploits and tribulations of scores of other spies: Ann Bates, the Tory agent who spied at Washington's headquarters and who, when fleeing for her life, paused to count American artillery the high-ranking traitor Dr. Benjamin Church, the Continental Army's Director General of Hospitals, caught as a result of a careless mistress Sergeant Major John Champe, who posed as a deserter from the rebel army in order to capture Benedict Arnold and many others. From the plot to kidnap George Washington to the fall of Yorktown, here are the clandestine activities of the spies, counterspies, and double agents who risked life and honor in a silent, anonymous shadow war.
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John Bakeless (1894-1978) was the author of Spies of the Confederacy, Daniel Boone: Master of the Wilderness, Fighting Frontiersmen, and many others.
Table of Contents
* The Case of the Dangerous Doctor * The Secret Story Behind Lexington and Concord * Captain Brown and Ensign De Bernire * The Adventures of John Howe * The Paul Revere Gang * Spies at the Siege of Boston * Kidnapping George Washington * Nathan HaleA Wasted Hero * Spy Catching on the Hudson * Spy Catchers Extraordinary * General Howes Spies * The First Real Intelligence Nets * The Cherry Tree Hero Tells Some Whoppers * The Miracles of Major Clark * Spies in the Quaker City * General Washingtons Manhattan Project * More Manhattan Spies * The Exploits of Ann Bates * General Clintons Spiesand Some Others * Treason * The Mysterious Adventure of Sergeant Major Champe * Mutiny * Spies Before Yorktown * Duping Sir Henry Clinton * Epilogue: The Spies Go Safely Out of Business
Turncoats, Traitors And Heroes by John Bakeless
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