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A and in General Nathanael Greene's campaign in South Carolina; the role of African Americans in the era's intelligence activities; undertakings of networks such as the Culper Ring; and intelligence efforts and paramilitary actions conducted abroad Spies Patriots and Traitors adds a new dimension to our understanding of the American Revolution The book's scrutiny of the tradecraft and management of Revolutionary War intelligence activities will be of interest to students scholars intelligence professionals and anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating era of American history Hayden Peake Studies in Intelligen Loved this book True story of courage and espionage So interesting to learn what was going on in counter intelligence during the 70 s and 80 s Parts of the book made me a nervous wreck

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Spies Patriots and Traitors

Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence Spies Patriots and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating well documented and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War from 1765 to 1783 while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence roleThe author a retired CIA officer provides i Ken Daigler s work provides an exuisite and detailed description of George Washington s education and application of the Art and Science of Intelligence What Elizabeth I gained from her spymaster Francis Walsingham Washington gleaned from first hand practical experience Daigler s personal and professional insight and a historian s eye for factual and plausible detail vs fanciful or mythical speculation provide context on how our Independence was really won that goes beyond the elementary textbook Not merely a consumer of intelligence Washington like Eisenhower was able to actively direct his Intelligence Community in a way that reduced uncertainty and gained him the competitive edge he needed to achieve political objectives Throughout this book we read of Washington learning from mistakes He valued protected and rewarded his agents analysts and networks Washington was a principled and pragmatic leader who deserves the admiration and respect accorded to him We do not read of the finger of blame pointing to intelligence failures to excuse operational mistakes

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Nsights into these events from an intelligence professional's perspective highlighting the tradecraft of intelligence collection counterintelligence and covert actions and relating how many of the principles of the era's intelligence practice are still relevant today Kenneth A Daigler reveals the intelligence activities of famous personalities such as Samuel Adams George Washington Benjamin Franklin Nathan Hale John Jay and Benedict Arnold as well as many less well known figures He examines the important role of intelligence in key theaters of military operations such as Massachusetts New York New Jersey Pennsylvani This is a really well researched book written from the point of view of an intelligence professional And it provides a whole new insight into why Washington was known as The Fox Daigler really makes the material interesting and relevant showing how good intelligence can affect not only the battlefield but the political landscape


10 thoughts on “Spies Patriots and Traitors

  1. says:

    Ken Daigler's work provides an exuisite and detailed description of George Washington's education and application of the Art and Science of Intelligence What Elizabeth I gained from her spymaster Francis Walsingham Washin

  2. says:

    This is a well researched book However I feel the book lacks a good narrative The author while very accurate strung together the citations with little narrative It made it difficult to read The events detailed in the book were not necessarily laid out chronologically A number of the citations are corroborated with other citations b

  3. says:

    The substance of the book is very interesting and I believe the author to be knowledgeable on the subject with good perspective Unfortunately it's just not very well written or organized which makes it a little difficult to get through at times

  4. says:

    Great info wish it went in depthI really enjoyed this book The author takes his background in the intelligence industry and applies it to the history of intelligence and counterintelligence during the Revolutionary War He places his facts wi

  5. says:

    This is a really well researched book written from the point of view of an intelligence professional And it provides a whole new insight into why Washington was known as The Fox Daigler really makes the material interesting and relevant showing how good intelligence can affect not only the battlefield but the political

  6. says:

    DNFBut enjoyed what I read of it

  7. says:

    Loved this book True story of courage and espionage So interesting to learn what was going on in counter intelligence during the 70's and 80's Parts of the book made me a nervous wreck

  8. says:

    I received this book for free through the First Reads program What follows is my honest opinion of the bookSpies Patriots and Traitors by Kenneth Daigler is a well documented account of intelligence activities duri

  9. says:

    This is a Goodreads First Reads reviewEveryone who has read about the Revolutionary War has heard about the Founding Fathers George Washington Benedict Arnold and Paul Revere but not much has been written about the spying that went on Having a retired CIA agent tell the story of all the men and women involved adds a great amount of credibility to the narrative It is rather interesting that some of the undertakings used

  10. says:

    A thorough book on all the spy like and clandestine behaviors during the American Revolution From the subtleties

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