Spies And Spymasters Of The Civil War

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Written by an intelligence professional, this treatment of Civil War espionage reflects his background; he frequently interjects his opinions and provides deep detail for operational topics. Although Markle's informal and enthusiastic style is quite readable, the book's topical organization and exhaustive treatment of some fairly arcane topics make it more useful for researchers than general readers. In fact, the book's final five chapters have a ...
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Overview

From Library Journal
Written by an intelligence professional, this treatment of Civil War espionage reflects his background; he frequently interjects his opinions and provides deep detail for operational topics. Although Markle's informal and enthusiastic style is quite readable, the book's topical organization and exhaustive treatment of some fairly arcane topics make it more useful for researchers than general readers. 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... this is the most general account in print.
Fritz Buckallew, Univ. of Central Oklahoma Lib., Edmond

From Booklist
The history of Civil War espionage is usually mentioned only in passing in general accounts of the war. Lying under a cloud of romanticism, its details have had to be ferreted out in specialized sources. For his complete account of the subject, Markle draws upon just about all the available material and summarizes it with judgment, balance, clarity, and occasional wit. Among the subtopics are technology (photography for mapmaking and Confederate use of a forerunner of microfilm), the value of women spies (less subject to suspicion, they could move with greater freedom than male spies), and the roles of blacks as spies. A good case could be made that this volume is the single most valuable contribution to general Civil War literature so far this year. Roland Green

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781810371
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: Revised & Expanded Edition
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 743,511
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Civil war "spy chiefs" 1
Ch. 2 Intelligence courier systems 17
Ch. 3 Secret organizations 25
Ch. 4 Technology assists in civil war spying 33
Ch. 5 Intelligence gathering by cryptology 39
Ch. 6 Unique spy groups 49
Ch. 7 Imprisonment, exchange and execution of spies 85
Ch. 8 Individual spies 95
Ch. 9 Confederate male spies 99
Ch. 10 Union male spies 119
Lesser known union male spies 150
Ch. 11 Confederate female spies 155
Lesser known confederate female spies 167
Ch. 12 Union female spies 171
Lesser known female union spies 187
Ch. 13 Listing of all known civil war spies 191
Addendum to revised edition 217
Glossary of civil war spy terms 251
Listing of books written by civil war spies 257
Bibliography 261
Index 269
Index to addendum 279
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