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Book Lincoln's spies : their secret war to save a nation / Douglas Waller.
Publication year: 2019.
Call Number E608 .W36 2019
Media class: Book
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781501126840 1501126849
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-570) and index.
Extent: xxiii, 595 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Total number of loans: 0
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
"From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln's inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroes--and scoundrels--who informed Lincoln's generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks...Behind these secret operatives was a president, one of our greatest, who was an avid consumer of intelligence and a ruthless aficionado of clandestine warfare, willing to take chances to win the war. Lincoln's Spies, as Waller vividly depicts in his excellent new book, set the template for the dark arts the CIA would practice in the future"--Publisher description.
1861. Allan Pinkerton -- George Sharpe -- Elizabeth Van Lew -- Lafayette Baker -- Secret Service -- Bull Run -- The Ohio Department -- Washington -- "Enemies of the state" -- 1862. Richmond -- "I have the honor to report" -- The Peninsula Campaign -- Second Bull Run -- Antietam -- Fredericksburg -- 1863. "The great game" -- Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- 1864. Muckraker -- The Richmond ring -- Ulysses S. Grant -- The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign -- 1865. Richmond's fall -- Assassination -- Peace.