The World's Greatest Military Spies And Secret Service Agents / Edition 1

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The romance of war in its most thrilling form is exemplified in this narrative of the adventures of The World's Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents. Much has been published upon the subject of espionage, and the memoirs and secret histories of the courts of Europe give us instances of men and women who have gained favor and money, if hot honor and glory, by selling back-stairs gossip concerning their fellow creatures; but the aim of the present work has been rather to relate the big exploits of those who faced great personal danger and risked their lives for the sake of flag and country.

Each story is complete in itself, and yet forms a link in the chain of narratives which illustrates the startling and unexpected manner in which battles have been lost and won through the shrewdness and the courage of military spies at various time in different countries of the world. All spies are not admirable. The use of the word "spy" in this series is in its broadest, and usually its best, sense. In all of the great wars of history there have been spies, scouts, emissaries and others still with no very well defined status, who have rendered invaluable service to their governments. A spy is liable to death; a scout, if captured, has the rights of a prisoner of war, but an emissary is rather political than military, and is sent to influence secretly the opposition rather than to bring information concerning the movements of troops.

An effort has been made to confine this work to the operations of military spies, but in possibly two instances the rule has been relaxed in order to present phases of that form of diplomacy which is so closely allied with war as to be part of it. Most of the incidents interwoven with the history of the countries to which they relate, and are part of the archives of the State, War and Navy Departments of these nations. Taken all in all, the pages of fiction contain few things more fascinating or thrilling than these fact stories. All are historical accounts - not fiction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589632967
  • Publisher: Press Holdings International
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Alsatian Smuggler who helped Napoleon to capture the Austrian Army 3
II Belle Boyd, the Confederate Girl who saved Stonewall Jackson 21
III The Indian Scout who was the Hero of King Philip's War 35
IV How the Suicide of a Staff Officer Once Averted War between Austria and Russia 51
V The Romantic Side of Major Andre's Unsuccessful Exploit 63
VI The Strange Adventures of the Chevalier D'Eon at the Russian Court 79
VII How Napoleon's Chief Spy Hoodwinked the Emperor of Austria 95
VIII Lydia Darrah, the brave Quakeress who saved Washington's army from Destruction 111
IX Doctor Steiber and the Mystery of the Franco-Prussian War 129
X The Adventure of Private Morgan in the camp of Cornwallis 145
XI The Mysterious and Romantic Case of General Napper Tandy 159
XII How Monsieur de Meinau helped to make Jerome Bonaparte King of Westphalia 175
XIII The Strange Mystery Surrounding the Betrayal of Captain Nathan Hale 189
XIV Major Le Caron and the Fenian Invasion of Canada 205
XV How Emma Edmonds Penetrated the Confederate Lines 223
XVI The Amazing Adventure of Brigadier-General Lafayette C. Baker 243
XVII The Mysterious "F" and the Captured Troopers 273
XVIII The Mysterious Man who asked for a Light 293
XIX Carl Lody and Spies of the World's Greatest War 309
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