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This is a well researched book However, I feel the book lacks a good narrative The author, while very accurate, strung together the citations with little narrative It made it difficult to read The events detailed in the book were not necessarily laid out chronologically A number of the citations are corroborated with other citations, but the way it is relayed in the book it comes across as a bit repetitive If you are interested in espionage and the Revolutionary War, it is worth reading. This is a really well researched book written from the point of view of an intelligence professional And it provides a whole new insight into why Washington was known as The Fox Daigler really makes the material interesting and relevant, showing how good intelligence can affect not only the battlefield but the political landscape. The substance of the book is very interesting, and I believe the author to be knowledgeable on the subject with good perspective Unfortunately, it s just not very well written or organized which makes it a little difficult to get through at times. Great info, wish it wentin depth I really enjoyed this book The author takes his background in the intelligence industry and applies it to the history of intelligence and counterintelligence during the Revolutionary War He places his facts within historical cultural context very well so you get a broad overview of what was happening outside and alongside the typical military history you know about already My only negative is that despite it already being quite long, I wish the author ha Great info, wish it wentin depth I really enjoyed this book The author takes his background in the intelligence industry and applies it to the history of intelligence and counterintelligence during the Revolutionary War He places his facts within historical cultural context very well so you get a broad overview of what was happening outside and alongside the typical military history you know about already My only negative is that despite it already being quite long, I wish the author had gonein depth on some of the lesser known stories Highly recommend to anyone interested in the American Revolution ( DOWNLOAD EBOOK ) ☣ Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War ♔ Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence Spies, Patriots, and Traitors provides readers with a fascinating, well documented, and highly readable account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, fromto , while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and how our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence roleThe author, a retired CIA officer, provides insights into these events from an intelligence professional s perspective, highlighting the tradecraft of intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and covert actions and relating how many of the principles of the era s intelligence practice are still relevant today Kenneth A Daigler reveals the intelligence activities of famous personalities such as Samuel Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, John Jay, and Benedict Arnold, as well as many less well known figures He examines the important role of intelligence in key theaters of military operations, such as Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and in General Nathanael Greene s campaign in South Carolina the role of African Americans in the era s intelligence activities undertakings of networks such as the Culper Ring and intelligence efforts and paramilitary actions conducted abroad Spies, Patriots, and Traitors adds a new dimension to our understanding of the American Revolution The book s scrutiny of the tradecraft and management of Revolutionary War intelligence activities will be of interest to students, scholars, intelligence professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating era of American history Loved this book True story of courage and espionage So interesting to learn what was going on in counter intelligence during the 70 s and 80 s Parts of the book made me a nervous wreck DNFBut enjoyed what I read of it. I received this book for free through the First Reads program What follows is my honest opinion of the book.Spies, Patriots, and Traitors by Kenneth Daigler is a well documented account of intelligence activities during the Revolutionary War told from an American viewpoint.Kenneth Daigler is retired CIA officer This book is very well researched Much of the information was new to me and interesting However, the author s pedantic definitions of any intelligence term inthan one instance w I received this book for free through the First Reads program What follows is my honest opinion of the book.Spies, Patriots, and Traitors by Kenneth Daigler is a well documented account of intelligence activities during the Revolutionary War told from an American viewpoint.Kenneth Daigler is retired CIA officer This book is very well researched Much of the information was new to me and interesting However, the author s pedantic definitions of any intelligence term inthan one instance was a bit annoying Anyone reading this book would probably have a basic understanding of simple intelligence terms.I felt the glossary at the end of the book would have been sufficient.The book does a good job of exposing the truth of some of our patriotic folklore I feel that I know muchabout that period of time in our country s history The downside of all that documentation and research was a book that was a bit hard to read At points, especially in the beginning, it was dry and not as interesting As it went along, parts of it became muchinteresting At the conclusion, the author does a critical analysis of the intelligence activities of George Washington and the British My preference would have been to draw my own conclusions This book is highly recommended for the history buff who does not mind a book that is highly footnoted If you just have a passing interest, I would probably skip it This is a Goodreads First Reads review.Everyone who has read about the Revolutionary War has heard about the Founding Fathers, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Paul Revere, but not much has been written about the spying that went on Having a retired CIA agent tell the story of all the men and women involved adds a great amount of credibility to the narrative It is rather interesting that some of the undertakings used are still commonplace, and if you are unclear on something there is a This is a Goodreads First Reads review.Everyone who has read about the Revolutionary War has heard about the Founding Fathers, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and Paul Revere, but not much has been written about the spying that went on Having a retired CIA agent tell the story of all the men and women involved adds a great amount of credibility to the narrative It is rather interesting that some of the undertakings used are still commonplace, and if you are unclear on something there is a handy glossary in the back This is a definite must read for those interested in early American history or spying A thorough book on all the spy like and clandestine behaviors during the American Revolution From the subtleties of Ben Franklin to the failed and obvious Nathan Hale, the reader will get a taste of what things were like during the age of colonial war What is most fascinating about the book is the way Daigler a former CIA operations officer applies the modern interpretation for what some of these folks were doing at the time, sometimes with a critical eye, often insightful This is the book A thorough book on all the spy like and clandestine behaviors during the American Revolution From the subtleties of Ben Franklin to the failed and obvious Nathan Hale, the reader will get a taste of what things were like during the age of colonial war What is most fascinating about the book is the way Daigler a former CIA operations officer applies the modern interpretation for what some of these folks were doing at the time, sometimes with a critical eye, often insightful This is the book for people that need something deeper than the lighter andsensationalistic George Washington s Secret Six fluff A dry narrative is the only impedance to this otherwise excellent book