Turncoats, Traitors and Heroes
By (author) John Bakeless
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Turncoats, Traitors and Heroes by John Bakeless
Book DescriptionBesides reexamining in fresh perspective such well-known figures as Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Benedict Arnold, and John Andre, the author, a former general staff intelligence officer in World War II, reveals the exploits and tribulations of scores of other spies: Ann Bates, the Tory agent who spied at Washington's headquarters and who, when fleeing for her life, paused to count American artillery; the high-ranking traitor Dr. Benjamin Church, the Continental Army's Director General of Hospitals, caught as a result of a careless mistress; Sergeant Major John Champe, who posed as a deserter from the rebel army in order to capture Benedict Arnold; and many others. From the plot to kidnap George Washington to the fall of Yorktown, here are the clandestine activities of the spies, counterspies, and double agents who risked life and honor in a silent, anonymous shadow war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808432
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Spies of the Confederacy, Paperback (February 1998)
Reprint of the J.B. Lippincott classic of 1970. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Lewis and Clark, Paperback (January 1997)
First authoritative biography of two great explorers, based on original research and diaries of expedition members. Danger, hardships, Indian customs and lore, much more. 29 illustrations. 7 maps.
America as Seen by its First Explorers, Paperback (May 1990)» View all books by John Bakeless
Striking portrait of the New World as experienced by first explorers and settlers. Based on scores of original journals, diaries, letters, Indian narratives. 68 illustrations. Bibliography.
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Author Biography - John Bakeless
John Bakeless (1894--1978) was the author of Spies of the Confederacy, Daniel Boone: Master of the Wilderness, Fighting Frontiersmen, and many others.
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