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Spying in America : espionage from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Cold War

Author: Michael J Sulick
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a history of more than thirty espionage cases inside the United States. This title offers an introduction to the early history of espionage in America.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Sulick
ISBN: 9781626160583 1626160589
OCLC Number: 871191142
Awards: Winner of Outstanding Academic Book of the Year 6 (United States)
Winner of The Huntington Prize (United States).
Winner of Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature (United States).
Winner of Illustrated Jacket/Cover Award, Large Nonprofit Publishers Category 6 (United States)
Runner-up for Typographic Text, Large Non-Profit Category 6 (United States)
Description: xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR --
1. Espionage and the Revolutionary War --
2. The First Spy: Benjamin Church --
3. The Undetected Spy: Edward Bancroft --
4. The Treasonous Spy: Benedict Arnold --
pt. 2 THE CIVIL WAR --
5. Espionage and the Civil War --
6. Allan Pinkerton and Union Counterintelligence --
7. The Chameleon Spy: Timothy Webster --
8. The Spy in the Union Capital: Rose Greenhow --
9. The Counterspy as Tyrant: Lafayette Baker --
10. The Confederacy's Reverend Spy: Thomas Conrad --
11. Union Espionage --
pt. 3 ESPIONAGE DURING THE WORLD WARS, 1914--45 --
12. Espionage before World War I --
13. Prelude to War: Germany's First Spy Network --
14. US Counterespionage and World War I --
15. Spy Hysteria between the World Wars --
16. German Espionage in World War II --
17. The Spy in US Industry: The Norden Bombsight --
18. The Double Agent: William Sebold --
19. German Intelligence Failures in World War II --
20. The Spy in the State Department: Tyler Kent. Contents note continued: 21. Japanese Espionage in World War II --
pt. 4 THE GOLDEN AGE OF SOVIET ESPIONAGE---THE 1930s AND 1940s --
22. The Origins of Cold War Espionage --
23. America's Counterespionage Weapon: Venona --
24. The Golden Age Exposed: Igor Gouzenko --
25. The "Red Spy Queen": Elizabeth Bentley --
26. Spy versus Spy: Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss --
27. The Spy in the Treasury: Harry Dexter White --
28. The Spy in the White House: Lauchlin Currie --
29. The Spy in US Counterespionage: Judith Coplon --
pt. 5 THE ATOMIC BOMB SPIES: PRELUDE TO THE COLD WAR --
30. The Atomic Bomb Spies --
31. The Executed Spies: The Rosenbergs --
32. The Atomic Bomb Spy Who Got Away: Theodore Hall --
33. The Spy from the Cornfields: George Koval.
Responsibility: Michael J. Sulick.

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