Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War ebook
by Donald Markle
Donald E. Markle holds a .
Donald E. in History from the University of Maryland and did graduate work at both American and George Washington Universities. He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, the National Archives, and Ford's Theater in Washington. His previous works include Pennsylvania: An Illustrated History, Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War and Intelligence Was My Line: Inside Eisenhower's Other Command, all published by Hippocrene Books. He resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index. Although documentation shows that the American Civil War was conducted in large part by amateurs, the activities of spies gained some unprecedented sophistication thanks to new technology - photography, telegraphs and even hot-air balloons. Enemy newspapers, for instance, became a coveted asset for the spy.
Spies and Spy Masters of the Civil War. By Thriftbooks. com User, June 2, 2009. I had found one chapter of this book on line and used it in my Civil War Unit in . I was delighted to find the entire book and have been really entertained and enlightened by it. It adds a deeper dimension to our study. Spies of the Civil War. com User, April 29, 2008
But I still am not a civil war fan, and I don't plan to read much more in the area.
If you are interested in the topic, then I certainly recommend the book. But I still am not a civil war fan, and I don't plan to read much more in the area.
Spies often acted as newspaper couriers for their governments, or even provided a "clipping service" to swiftly . Donald E. Markle is an alumnus of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. A veteran of 34 years in the .
Spies often acted as newspaper couriers for their governments, or even provided a "clipping service" to swiftly convey information aiding military strategists and their supporters. Department of Defense Intelligence, Markle has given numerous lectures on the topic of espionage in the Civil War.
Although Markles informal and enthusiastic style is quite readable, the books topical . Spies And Spy Masters Of The Civil War By Donald E. Markle Paperback, 2004.
Roland Green Publisher Description This book covers the entire history of Civil War espionage. The activities and tactics of hundreds of spies are described, including in-depth descriptions of spy-masters like Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, and Generals Dodge, Sharpe, and Garfield.
Tactical or battlefield intelligence became very vital to both armies in the field during the American Civil War. Units of spies and scouts reported directly to the commanders of armies in the field. They provided details on troop movements and strengths. The distinction between spies and scouts was one that had life or death consequences. If a suspect was seized while in disguise and not in his army's uniform, the sentence was often to be hanged.
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Items related to Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War. Markle Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War. ISBN 13: 9780781804288. In fact, the book's final five chapters have a quasi-reference organization; featuring Markle's discussions of all known Civil War spies, they would alone make the book worth considering for academic libraries.