Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

Alexander Rose, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring (New York: Bantam Books, 2006)

John Bakeless, Turncoats, Traitors and Heroes (Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1959)

Corey Ford, A Peculiar Service (Boston: Little, Brown, 1965)

Morton Pennypacker, George Washington's Spies on Long Island and in New York (Brooklyn: Long Island Historical Society, 1939)

Carl Van Doren, Secret History of the American Revolution (Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing, 1941)

David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Midnight Ride (N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995)

Charles S. Hall, Benjamin Tallmadge (N.Y.: Columbia Univ. Press, 1943)

James Thomas Flexner, The Traitor and the Spy (N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace, 1953)

Margaret Stoler, "Benjamin Church: Son of Liberty, Tory Spy," and Michael L. Peterson, "The Church Cryptogram: To Catch a Tory Spy," American History Illustrated, vol. 26, no. 6 (Nov-Dec. 1989), pp. 28-43

Stephen Knott, Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency (N.Y.: Oxford Univ. Press, 1996)

Edward F. Sayle, "George Washington, Manager of Intelligence," Studies in Intelligence, vol. 27, no. 4 (Winter 1983), pp. 1-10

G.J.A. O'Toole, "Benjamin Franklin: American Spymaster or British Mole?", International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, vol. 3, no. 1 (Spring 1989), pp. 45-53

This selected bibliography of intelligence literature on the War for Independence provides a wide range of views and information to help the reader understand intelligence and its role during this time in our nation's history. This is not intended to be a complete list of works on intelligence of this era nor does inclusion of a work on the list imply endorsement of its view or content by the U.S. Government or any of its agencies or branches.

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