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

Nagy, John A., author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 973.3 NAGY (Text) 34706001535527 Non-Fiction 900-999 Reshelving -
Brookville Public Library 973.3 NAG (Text) 38217000558037 Nonfiction BPL Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler 973.3 NAG (Text) 73174005031479 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 12/07/2016
Eckhart Public Library - Main 973.3 NAG (Text) 840191002392707 New Nonfiction - Main Floor Checked out 12/20/2016
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 973.385 NAG (Text) 36626103768784 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 973.385 NAGY (Text) 33946003144321 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 12/20/2016
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 973.385 NAG (Text) 34330512958167 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 12/23/2016
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 973.385 Nagy (Text) 31208912486844 new non-fiction Checked out 12/09/2016

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250096814
  • ISBN: 1250096812
  • Physical Description: viii, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-355) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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, etc.: 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.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Career in espionage.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Secret service.
Espionage > United States > History > 18th century.
Spies > United States > Biography.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800).
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espion.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage.
Genre: Biographies.

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