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The fox and the hound : the birth of American spying, Donald E. Markle

Label
The fox and the hound : the birth of American spying
Title
The fox and the hound
Title remainder
the birth of American spying
Statement of responsibility
Donald E. Markle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 structures unique to the 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Markle, Donald E
Dewey number
973.3/85
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.M28 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military intelligence
  • Washington, George
  • Espionage
  • Spies
  • Washington, George
  • Secret service
  • Espionage
  • Military intelligence
  • Spies
  • United States
Label
The fox and the hound : the birth of American spying, Donald E. Markle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861755313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780781813211
Lccn
2013042364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903678
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The fox and the hound : the birth of American spying, Donald E. Markle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861755313
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9780781813211
Lccn
2013042364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903678
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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