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Summary

Summary

The tales of how covert operations were handled on both sides of the Civil War conflict.


Author Notes

Albert A. Nofi is a prolific author and has served as a defense and military affairs consultant to CNBC, CNN, and the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour. He lives in Austin, TX and New York City.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Each of these slim volumes begins with the same two maps: "Strategic Theater" in 1863 and "Civil War in the East: Virginia & Maryland." Forts introduces five key military sites, describing their histories and the key battles fought there. The maps are particularly useless in this book, as children will have to know where the forts are in order to locate them. Secret Weapons actually covers innovative warfare, such as the use of balloons and the Gatling gun. Although the weakest of the three volumes, it does gather this information together in one convenient package. In Spies, readers meet the "stars" (Allan Pinkerton, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew), as well as some lesser-known operatives. Children will particularly enjoy the chapter on codes. On the whole, these three volumes will be popular with those who have a new interest in the Civil War, and will be stepping stones to more advanced research. Black-and-white photos and reproductions add interest.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

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The tales of how covert operations were handled on both sides of the conflict are detailed in this book. Excerpted from Spies in the Civil War by Albert A. Nofi All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. 6
Civil War Chronologyp. 8
I The Spying Gamep. 11
II Spy Masters, North and Southp. 15
III Master Spies of the Unionp. 21
IV Master Spies of the Confederacyp. 33
V The Spy Catchersp. 45
VI Codes and Ciphers of the Civil Warp. 49
Afterword: A Lost Storyp. 57
Glossaryp. 59
Further Readingp. 61
Websites About Spies in the Civil Warp. 62
Indexp. 63