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

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

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...

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Title:Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation
Author:Douglas C. Waller
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  • Ddoddmccue
    Lincoln's Spies is a masterful telling of the under emphasized role of intelligence gathering as a significant contribution to Union efforts. Waller structures what could be an overwhelming amount of research through the efforts of four spies- Allan Pinkerton, Lafayette Baker, George Sharpe, and Eli...
  • Steve
    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 th...
  • John Wood
    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...
  • EMMANUEL
    This book was very accurate of proving to me of my theory of Lincoln's assassination. I'm going to keep the verdict of my theory, personal, but what I want to share is that this book was definitely a great book to understand the stories in which fashioned the identity and belief in which we perceive...
  • Bill Tress
    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 influen...
  • Nick
    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 ...
  • Steven Z.
    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 oth...
  • Angie Boyter
    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 more 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 pe...

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