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The Resource George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster, John A. Nagy

George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster, John A. Nagy

Label
George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster
Title
George Washington's secret spy war
Title remainder
the making of America's first spymaster
Statement of responsibility
John A. Nagy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3/85092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.N339 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster, John A. Nagy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn932576894
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250096814
Lccn
2016021588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932576894
Label
George Washington's secret spy war : the making of America's first spymaster, John A. Nagy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn932576894
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250096814
Lccn
2016021588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)932576894

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