Edgar Allan Poe's gripping short stories present the art and science of counter-intelligence against the oligarchical empire. How does the other side think? How does our own side know what is true and what isn't? As Poe explains in 'The Purloined Letter', one must know the assumptions in the minds of the other side to grasp their intellectual framework, understand the obstacles in their mode of thinking, and have greater insight into the enemy's mind better than the enemy themselves do.
Poe wrote some of his most compelling short stories while at West Point Military Academy. After West Point, Poe joined American networks in Europe which were supporting republican movements and eavesdropping on imperialists to learn about their plots against the revolutionaries in America.
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About the Author
Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.