Scoundrel!

Scoundrel!


Author : Keith Thompson
Publisher : Norlightspress.com
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ISBN : 9781935254638
Pages : 318 pages
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Historian and novelist Thompson mixes fact and fiction with intense characterization and a riveting story. Readers will never view the American Revolution or the Founding Fathers the same way again.


War of Two

War of Two


Author : John Sedgwick
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 0698193903
Pages : 480 pages
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A provocative and penetrating investigation into the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, whose infamous duel left the Founding Father dead and turned a sitting Vice President into a fugitive. In the summer of 1804, two of America’s most eminent statesmen squared off, pistols raised, on a bluff along the Hudson River. Why would two such men risk not only their lives but the stability of the young country they helped forge? In War of Two, John Sedgwick explores the long-standing conflict between Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and Vice President Aaron Burr. Matching each other’s ambition and skill as lawyers in New York, they later battled for power along political fault lines that would decide—and define—the future of the United States. A series of letters between Burr and Hamilton suggests the duel was fought over an unflattering comment made at a dinner party. But another letter, written by Hamilton the night before the event, provides critical insight into his true motivation. It was addressed to former Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick, a trusted friend of both men, and the author’s own ancestor. John Sedgwick suggests that Hamilton saw Burr not merely as a personal rival but as a threat to the nation. It was a fear that would prove justified after Hamilton’s death... INCLUDES COLOR IMAGES AND ILLUSTRATIONS


Spies, Patriots, and Traitors

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors


Author : Kenneth A. Daigler
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
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ISBN : 1626160511
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (626 users)

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Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well-documented, and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, from 1765 to 1783, while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence role. The author, a retired CIA officer, provides insights into these events from an intelligence professional’s perspective, highlighting the tradecraft of intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and covert actions and relating how many of the principles of the era’s intelligence practice are still relevant today. Kenneth A. Daigler reveals the intelligence activities of famous personalities such as Samuel Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, John Jay, and Benedict Arnold, as well as many less well-known figures. He examines the important role of intelligence in key theaters of military operations, such as Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in General Nathanael Greene’s campaign in South Carolina; the role of African Americans in the era’s intelligence activities; undertakings of networks such as the Culper Ring; and intelligence efforts and paramilitary actions conducted abroad. Spies, Patriots, and Traitors adds a new dimension to our understanding of the American Revolution. The book’s scrutiny of the tradecraft and management of Revolutionary War intelligence activities will be of interest to students, scholars, intelligence professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating era of American history.


The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review


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The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Subject index

The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Subject index


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American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949

American Book Publishing Record Cumulative, 1876-1949


Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
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Those Fatal Generals

Those Fatal Generals


Author : Edwin Victor Westrate
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Pages : 302 pages
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!


The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Byline index

The New York Times Book Review Index, 1896-1970: Byline index


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The Listener

The Listener


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