Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781810371

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage including an extra chapter on espionage after the war ended. The activities and tactics of hundreds of spies are described, including in-depth descriptions of spymasters like Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, and Generals Dodge, Sharpe and Garfield. The book also examines the role of the negro underground organisationsd and women spies.

The Fox and the Hound

The Birth of American Spying

Author: Donald E. Markle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781813211

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 5615


Most books about espionage in the American Revolutionary War tend to focus solely on General George Washington, but as noted historian Donald E. Markle explores in this fascinating account, there was an entire system of intelligence communication autonomous from his direction. General Washington and General Charles Cornwallis were engaged in a constant battle to outmaneuver each other, and Cornwallis seemed to always be one step behind Washington and his intelligence departments. As the war progressed, the Americans and British slowly learned one another's tactics, allowing the hunt between the fox (Washington) and the hound (Cornwallis). THE FOX AND THE HOUND walks readers through the early stages of the war, when gathering and distributing intelligence was a challenge without a centralized government to organize a network. Markle tells us how and why Washington created multiple intelligence-gathering departments within the colonies, which included most of the East Coast from Georgia to New Hampshire and even parts of Canada - all operating under a command structure unique to their surrounding geography. This book explores the many depths of the intelligence networks from civilian men and women who dedicated their lives to the American cause, to the introduction of code ciphers and the first spy equipment such as David Bushnell's turtle submarine and Benjamin Franklin's jet boat. Without the dedication of Washington and his innovative loyal supporters, it's quite possible that the outcome of the war may have been different. Military and American history enthusiasts will find this a valuable resource for their collections.

Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

Author: Kenneth J. Winkle

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393240576

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 5333


The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom. In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg’s boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known as Abolition House, Mrs. Sprigg’s hosted lively dinner-table debates of antislavery politics by the congressional boarders. The unusually rapid turnover in the enslaved staff suggested that there were frequent escapes north to freedom from Abolition House, likely a cog in the underground railroad. These early years in Washington proved formative for Lincoln. In 1861, now in the White House, Lincoln could gaze out his office window and see the Confederate flag flying across the Potomac. Washington, DC, sat on the front lines of the Civil War. Vulnerable and insecure, the capital was rife with Confederate sympathizers. On the crossroads of slavery and freedom, the city was a refuge for thousands of contraband and fugitive slaves. The Lincoln administration took strict measures to tighten security and established camps to provide food, shelter, and medical care for contrabands. In 1863, a Freedman’s Village rose on the grounds of the Lee estate, where the Confederate flag once flew. The president and Mrs. Lincoln personally comforted the wounded troops who flooded wartime Washington. In 1862, Lincoln spent July 4 riding in a train of ambulances carrying casualties from the Peninsula Campaign to Washington hospitals. He saluted the “One-Legged Brigade” assembled outside the White House as “orators,” their wounds eloquent expressions of sacrifice and dedication. The administration built more than one hundred military hospitals to care for Union casualties. These are among the unforgettable scenes in Lincoln’s Citadel, a fresh, absorbing narrative history of Lincoln’s leadership in Civil War Washington. Here is the vivid story of how the Lincoln administration met the immense challenges the war posed to the city, transforming a vulnerable capital into a bastion for the Union.

A Secret Society History of the Civil War

Author: Mark A. Lause

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093593

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 668


This unique history of the Civil War considers the impact of nineteenth-century American secret societies on the path to as well as the course of the war. Beginning with the European secret societies that laid the groundwork for freemasonry in the United States, Mark A. Lause analyzes how the Old World's traditions influenced various underground groups and movements in America, particularly George Lippard's Brotherhood of the Union, an American attempt to replicate the political secret societies that influenced the European Revolutions of 1848. Lause traces the Brotherhood's various manifestations, including the Knights of the Golden Circle (out of which developed the Ku Klux Klan), and the Confederate secret groups through which John Wilkes Booth and others attempted to undermine the Union. This book shows how, in the years leading up to the Civil War, these clandestine organizations exacerbated existing sectional tensions and may have played a part in key events such as John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, Lincoln's election, and the Southern secession process of 1860-1861.

Women During the Civil War

An Encyclopedia

Author: Judith E. Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135950067

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 2761


For more information, including a full list of entries, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Women During the Civil War website. Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia is the first A-Z reference work to offer a panoramic presentation of the contributions, achievements, and personal stories of American women during one of the most turbulent eras of the nation's history. Incorporating the most recent scholarship as well as excerpts from diaries, letters, newspapers, and other primary source documents, this Encyclopedia encompasses the wartime experiences of famous and lesser-known women of all ethnic groups and social backgrounds throughout the United States during the Civil War era.

Agent Storm

Mein Doppelleben bei Al-Qaida und der CIA

Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 6602


Der junge Däne Morten Storm ist Kleinkrimineller, Mitglied einer Motorrad-Gang und rutscht immer weiter in die Illegalität ab, bis er schließlich neuen Halt in den Schriften des Propheten Mohammed findet. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt konvertiert er zum Islam und identifiziert sich zunehmend mit den radikalen Forderungen und Zielen extremistischer Islamisten. Ein längerer Aufenthalt im Jemen bringt ihn schließlich mit dem Hassprediger Anwar al-Awlaki zusammen. Doch noch während Storm mit diesem in direktem Kontakt steht, zweifelt er zunehmend an seinen Überzeugungen und arbeitet bald gleichzeitig für nicht weniger als drei westliche Geheimorganisationen. Von nun an führt Storm ein fast schizophrenes Leben: Er konzipiert und plant Anschläge mit führenden Köpfen der al-Qaida und lässt sich kurz darauf in luxuriöse Unterkünfte einfliegen, um seine Informationen mit westlichen Agenten zu teilen und die Nächte durchzufeiern. Seine Mission bleibt dabei jedoch ernst: einen der meistgesuchten Verbrecher Amerikas aufzuspüren und zu vernichten. Agent Storm ist ein leidenschaftliches und faszinierendes Buch voller Geschichten über codierte Nachrichten, verdeckte Treffen und die zweifelhaften Motive eines Doppelagenten – und gibt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das mächtigste und am meisten gefürchtete Terror-Netzwerk der Welt.

A Spy for the Union

The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster

Author: Corey Recko

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786474904

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3400


Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. As an operative for Pinkerton's agency, Webster excelled. His cases included tracking a world famous forger, investigating grave robberies in a Chicago cemetery, and seeking to uncover a plot to destroy the Rock Island Bridge. It was also as a Pinkerton detective that Webster made his greatest contribution to his country when he was part of a small group of operatives that uncovered a plot to assassinate then President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate Capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government. For a time he was the Union's top spy, but his career came to an abrupt end when, in 1862, he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

Civil War Spies

Author: Robert Grayson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1680774662


Page: N.A

View: 5508


This title takes a close look at the operatives who collected intelligence for the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, introducing readers to these colorful characters and explaining how they carried out their risky missions. Gripping narrative text, historic photographs, and primary sources make the book perfect for report writing. Features include a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Lies Across America

What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong

Author: James W. Loewen

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586768

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4916


In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy

The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195179897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7112


A portrait of the Union spy leader notes her organization's efforts to gather intelligence, compromise Confederate efforts, and aid Union prisoner escapes, citing her sometimes controversial stands on such issues as slavery and war. (Biography)



Author: Kathleen Winsor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293205352


Page: 793

View: 6278


Grenville Mellen Dodge in the Civil War

Union Spymaster, Railroad Builder and Organizer of the Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Author: James Patrick Morgans

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786470690

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 8889


In 1861, Colonel Grenville Dodge organized the 4th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment and led them off to war. They had few uniforms or weapons and were more of a mob than a military unit, but Dodge shaped them into a fighting force that won honors on the battlefield and gained respect as one of the best regiments in the Union army. Promoted to the rank of major-general, Dodge became one of the youngest divisional, corps and departmental commanders in the Army. A superb field general, he also organized a network of more than 100 spies to gather military intelligence and built railroads to supply the troops in the Western Theater. This book covers Dodge's Civil War career and the history of the 4th Iowa, who fought at Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Chattanooga and Atlanta.

Die Company

die weltumspannende, faszinierende Saga über die CIA

Author: Robert Littell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596185924


Page: 1000

View: 5506


Die Tudor-Verschwörung

Band 1 - Historischer Roman

Author: Christopher W. Gortner

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364107648X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3742


England 1553: Als Brendan Prescott und Elisabeth Tudor sich zum ersten Mal begegnen, verändert dies das Schicksal des jungen Mannes für immer ... England 1553. Der Waisenjunge Brendan Prescott wird an den Londoner Hof geschickt, um dem mächtigen Herzog von Northumberland zu dienen. Dieser möchte ihn zu einem Werkzeug in seinem Komplott gegen das Königshaus machen. Doch als Brendan der brillanten, königlichen Elisabeth begegnet, weiß er, wem seine Treue gehört. Fortan riskiert er sein Leben als ihr Doppelagent und bringt so Licht in das Dunkel seiner eigenen mysteriösen Vergangenheit. Denn Brendan trägt das Zeichen der Rose ...

Der 47. Samurai


Author: Stephen Hunter

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865525318

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8834


Bob Lee Swagger, der Scharfschütze aus dem Hollywood-Blockbuster SHOOTER, macht Asien unsicher! Der Japaner Philip Yano sucht nach dem Schwert, mit dem sein Vater 1945 in der Schlacht um die Insel Iwojima einen amerikanischen Soldaten erstach. Die Spur führt ihn in die USA zu Bob Lee Swagger - dessen eigener Vater an der blutigen Schlacht beteiligt war. Tatsächlich findet Swagger das Schwert und fliegt nach Tokio, um es dem rechtmäßigen Besitzer zu übergeben. Dabei stellt sich heraus, dass die Waffe von historischer Bedeutung ist. Schnell wird die von Yakuza beherrschte Unterwelt Tokios aufmerksam. Nachdem Swagger die hohe Kampfkunst der Samurai erlernt hat, kommt es zu seinen bisher blutigsten Kampf ... Booklist Review: »Wahrscheinlich Hunters brutalster Roman, und das will bei ihm etwas heißen.« Nelson Demille: »Stephen Hunter ist eine Klasse für sich.« Rocky Mountain News: »Der beste lebende Autor knallharter Thriller.« Stephen King: »Ich liebe die Romane von Stephen Hunter.« Stephen Hunter ist vielfacher Bestsellerautor und Filmkritiker (ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzer Prize). Er wurde 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, geboren. Er lebt mit seiner Lebensgefährtin und zwei Söhnen in Baltimore. Anfang der 90er-Jahre begann er mit einer Serie von Thrillern, die sich um die Familiengeschichte des Swagger-Clans ranken. In Point of Impact, dem ersten Band der Saga, wird der ehemalige Marine-Scharfschütze Bob Lee Swagger dazu bestimmt, bei einer Verschwörung als Sündenbock für den Mord an dem Präsidenten zu dienen. Der Roman wurde 2007 als SHOOTER mit Mark Wahlberg in der Hauptrolle verfilmt und bescherte alleine den Produzenten einen Gewinn von über 150 Millionen Dollar. 2016 startete USA Network die TV-Serie (HIER ein Trailer). Für viele ist Stephen Hunter der beste lebende Thriller-Autor. Stephen King: »Ich liebe die Romane von Stephen Hunter.«

Der englische Spion

Thriller Neuerscheinung 2017

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676042

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 5590


Das Volk verehrt sie. Doch ihr Exmann und seine Mutter, die Königin von England, verachten sie. Als eine Bombe sie in den Tod reißt, setzt die britische Regierung alles daran, den Täter zu finden. Dafür benötigen sie die Hilfe eines Mannes: Gabriel Allon, legendärer Agent des israelischen Geheimdienstes. Zusammen mit dem ehemamligen SAS-Offizier Christopher Keller macht er sich daran, die blutige Fährte des verantwortlichen Topterroristen zu verfolgen. Eine Fährte, die Gabriel an den dunkelsten Ort seiner Vergangenheit führt ... "Daniel Silvas "Der englische Spion" ist so gut wie erwartet - wenn nicht besser!" The Huffington Post "Ein absoluter Blockbuster. Die Welt braucht mehr Männer wie Allon. Und mehr Autoren wie Silva." Bookreporter.com "Fesselnd und sehr genau, mit viel Detailtreue geschildert, legt man diesen Thriller nur schwer aus der Hand." familien-welt.de

Der Spion

Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: James Fenimore Cooper

ISBN: 8892575996

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"Der Spion" (engl. "The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground") ist ein 1821 veröffentlichter Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851). James Fenimore Cooper (* 15. September 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey als James Cooper; † 14. September 1851 in Cooperstown, New York) war ein amerikanischer Schriftsteller der Romantik. Cooper ist in vielerlei Hinsicht eine Schlüsselfigur der amerikanischen Literatur. Neben Washington Irving war er der erste amerikanische Schriftsteller, der von seinen Büchern leben konnte. Er blieb bis weit in das 20. Jahrhundert hinein auch in Europa der wohl meistgelesene. Nach dem Vorbild Sir Walter Scotts schrieb er die ersten historischen Romane und die ersten Seefahrtsromane der amerikanischen Literatur. Sein umfangreiches Werk umfasst weiter zahlreiche historiografische Werke, Essays und Satiren über Amerika wie Europa. Besonders bekannt sind bis heute seine fünf "Lederstrumpf"-Romane, die die Erschließung des amerikanischen Westens durch weiße Scouts, Trapper und Siedler, aber auch die allmähliche Zurückdrängung und Vernichtung der indianischen Kultur thematisieren.

The Spy of the Rebellion

Being a True History of the Spy System of the United States Army During the Late Rebellion Revealing Many Secrets of the War Hitherto Not Made Public

Author: Allan Pinkerton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dummies (Bookselling)

Page: 656

View: 3364


Allan Pinkerton of the famous Pinkerton National Detective Agency records the espionage activities that took place during the Civil War and how his spy ring evolved into the Secret Service. Pinkerton served as Spymaster in Washington, D.C. under Lincoln, during which time he uncovered a plot to assassinate Lincoln in February of 1861. He not only ran a large?ring of spy operatives, but also investigated and arrested?several Confederate spies working in Washington, including Rose O'Neal Greenhow.