Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation

Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation

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Lincoln's Spies is the riveting story of four Union agents and their secret battles. They were the famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who failed as General George McClellan's spymaster; the ruthless Lafayette Baker, who ran counterintelligence operations in Washington; the erudite Colonel George Sharpe, who oversaw groundbreaking espionage for Ulysses S. Grant; and the brave Virginia heiress Elizabeth Van Lew, who operated a successful spy ring in Richmond. Behind these operatives was an American president who became an avid student of spycraft and a ruthless aficionado of covert action. The phone tapping, human spying, and aerial snooping today's U.S. intelligence community engages in can be traced back to the Civil War.

ISBN: 9781501126857

Published Date: August 1, 2020

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

Page Count: 594

Size: 8.32" l x 5.58" w x 1.64" h