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DOWNLOAD Lincolns Spies 109 Ysses S Grant as his army closed in on the Confederate capital Van Lew became one of the unsung heroes of the warLafayette Baker was a handsome Union officer with a controversial past whose agents clashed with Pinkerton’s operatives The unscrupulous Baker assembled a retinue of disreputable spies thieves and prostitutes to root out traitors in Washington DC But he failed at his most important mission uncovering the threat to Lincoln from John Wilkes Booth and his gangBehind 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 futu. This book is an odd mixture of historical and biographical information about the subjects who were all in theory working on behalf of the Union during the American Civil War Their roles official or otherwise were in aid of what might be called espionage or counter espionage but the people were an odd mixture of altruists and con artists detectives and do gooders and that made the story even interestingBy the end of the book I did have a uestion How the heck did Lafayette Baker keep his job He was apparently such an unmitigated crooked jerk and yet he somehow came away not rich so he wasn t even all that good as being an unmitigated crooked jerk Plenty has been written about him and about Pinkerton but the others covered in this story are less well known and that made the book even interestingThis is not a battlefield book and if you re looking for spies riding into combat waving stolen papers to be delivered to generals in order to save the dayno this isn t that kind of book On the other hand though it s an interesting study of people places and events that shaped history

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DOWNLOAD Lincolns Spies 109 Ted a successful covert operation to slip Lincoln through Balti before his inauguration to foil an assassination attempt But he failed as General George McClellan’s spymaster delivering faulty intelligence reports that overestimated Confederate strengthGeorge Sharpe an erudite New York lawyer succeeded Pinkerton as spymaster for the Union’s Army of the Potomac Recruiting skilled operatives some of whom dressed in Rebel uniforms Sharpe ran highly successful intelligence operations that outpaced anything the enemy could fieldElizabeth Van Lew a Virginia heiress who hated slavery and disapproved of secession was one of Sharpe’s most successful agents She ran a Union spy ring in Richmond out of her mansion with dozens of agents feeding her military and political secrets she funneled to General Ul. Just when you thought McClellan was the biggest tool of the war along comes Pinkerton

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DOWNLOAD Lincolns Spies 109 A major addition to the history of the Civil War Lincoln’s Spies is a riveting account of the secret battles waged by Union agents to save a nation Filled with espionage sabotage and intrigue it is also a striking portrait of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered Veteran journalist Douglas Waller who has written ground breaking intelligence histories turns his sights on the shadow war of four secret agents for the North three men and one woman 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 networksFamed detective Allan Pinkerton moun. When the American Civil War became a total war and not just an armed misunderstanding a network of spies and informants was needed to help the generals make their decisions on how to move and place their armies We know of the use of cavalry as information gatherers but the use of small bands of spies and individuals planted behind enemy lines in strategic locations some in both governments is toldThis book placed in the war s Eastern theater tells the story of how that came about and how and who gathered that information Usually information about these operations is sketchy at best because of the secrecy involved but the author did a great job of weaving a story of these events about the underside of government and military covert operations in Washington DC and Richmond Va throughout the war and also included the Lincoln assassination investigationOne drawback of the book was the author telling stories of different spies in the same timeline and the stories got broken up and were difficult to follow at timesOverall I was surprised at the length and depth of the book and the wealth of information that was presented Many official websites are made available in the back of the book to explore that provide a vast amount of added information on related subjects


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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Douglas C. Waller (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller When the American Civil War became a total war and not just an armed misunderstanding a network of spies and informants was needed to help the generals make their decisions on how to move and place their armies We know of the use of cavalry as information gatherers but the use of small bands of spies and indivi

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    Douglas C. Waller å 9 DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Douglas C. Waller REVIEW Lincolns Spies It goes without saying that intelligence gathering during the American Civil War was an inexact science Information was derived from a myriad of sources that included; newspaper articles railroad passengers and riders free blacks runaway slaves deserters prisoners of war local farmers and other non combatants along with the Union’s use of

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    (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller Douglas C. Waller å 9 DOWNLOAD REVIEW Lincolns Spies A highly entertaining and well researched look into intelligence gathering during the Civil War mostly from the Union side whoose resources were abundant than the Confederacy's and directed in large part by Lincoln himself who proved to be a savy inturpretor of the raw data people places and things in constant motion du

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    REVIEW Lincolns Spies Douglas C. Waller å 9 DOWNLOAD (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller One of my favorite time periods in American history is the Civil War I have read and love reading books on the Civil War from the generals to the battles This was a very interesting and intriguing book Not much is mentioned about spies during the Civil War and this was an excellent book about the spy rings set up by Abraham Lincoln and other Union generals and how they went behind enemy lines on dangerous espio

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    (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller REVIEW Lincolns Spies A compelling look at the often unknown spy networks that helped the Union win the Civil War With his focus on Allen Pinkerton Elizabeth Van Lew George Sharpe and Lafayette Baker the author lets us into the secrets of finding secrets S

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    (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller REVIEW Lincolns Spies Just when you thought McClellan was the biggest tool of the war along comes Pinkerton

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Douglas C. Waller (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller Douglas C. Waller å 9 DOWNLOAD This is a meticulously detailed impressively researched book on the Civil War centering on the role of intelligence History buffs will LOVE it but there was a bit than I really wanted to know about battle details etc so I confess I skimmed or even skipped some parts There re a LOT of persons and places mentioned and it was impossible to ke

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    REVIEW Lincolns Spies (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Douglas C. Waller Lincoln’s Spies was about the period and events surrounding the lead up to and actual Civil War This period in our Nation’s history resulted in rapid changes in our country for better and worse Waller has written an entertaining chronicle of the times and the people that made and influenced history Many of the people in this book are not household names and there are no statutes for them yet in some cases their efforts helped save the

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    (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller This book is an odd mixture of historical and biographical information about the subjects who were all in theory working on behalf of the Union during the American Civil War Their roles official or otherwise were in aid of what might be called espionage or counter espionage but the people were an odd mixture of altruists and con artists detectives and do gooders and that made the story even interestingBy the end of the book I did

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    (PDF) [Lincolns Spies] ë Douglas C. Waller FREE DOWNLOAD Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub å Douglas C. Waller Not an exhaustive history of all the spies operating during the American Civil War but a very well written and researched account of four major spies Allan Pinkerton is known as the first private detective in the US despite his lucrative private practice he was not the best Civil War spy grossly overestimating strength George Sharpe was much efficient than Pinkerton and fielded a group of operatives far bette

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