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Spying in America : Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War.

By: Sulick, Michael J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Washington : Georgetown University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (335 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781626160668 (electronic bk.); 162616066X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Military intelligence -- United States -- History | Spies -- Communist countries -- History -- 20th century | Espionage, German -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Spies -- United States -- History | Spies -- United States -- Biography | Espionage -- United States -- History | Espionage -- United States -- Case studies | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Secret serviceAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Spying in America : Espionage from the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War.DDC classification: 327.120973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION: THE PERIL OF DISBELIEF; PART 1: THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR; 1 Espionage and the Revolutionary War; 2 The First Spy: Benjamin Church; 3 The Undetected Spy: Edward Bancroft; 4 The Treasonous Spy: Benedict Arnold; PART 2: THE CIVIL WAR; 5 Espionage and the Civil War; 6 Allan Pinkerton and Union Counterintelligence; 7 The Chameleon Spy: Timothy Webster; 8 The Spy in the Union Capital: Rose Greenhow; 9 The Counterspy as Tyrant: Lafayette Baker; 10 The Confederacy's Reverend Spy: Thomas Conrad; 11 Union Espionage.
PART 3: ESPIONAGE DURING THE WORLD WARS, 1914-4512 Espionage before World War I; 13 Prelude to War: Germany's First Spy Network; 14 US Counterespionage and World War I; 15 Spy Hysteria between the World Wars; 16 German Espionage in World War II; 17 The Spy in US Industry: The Norden Bombsight; 18 The Double Agent: William Sebold; 19 German Intelligence Failures in World War II; 20 The Spy in the State Department: Tyler Kent; 21 Japanese Espionage in World War II; PART 4: THE GOLDEN AGE OF SOVIET ESPIONAGE-THE 1930S AND 1940s; 22 The Origins of Cold War Espionage.
23 America's Counterespionage Weapon: Venona24 The Golden Age Exposed: Igor Gouzenko; 25 The "Red Spy Queen": Elizabeth Bentley; 26 Spy versus Spy: Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss; 27 The Spy in the Treasury: Harry Dexter White; 28 The Spy in the White House: Lauchlin Currie; 29 The Spy in US Counterespionage: Judith Coplon; PART 5: THE ATOMIC BOMB SPIES: PRELUDE TO THE COLD WAR; 30 The Atomic Bomb Spies; 31 The Executed Spies: The Rosenbergs; 32 The Atomic Bomb Spy Who Got Away: Theodore Hall; 33 The Spy from the Cornfields: George Koval; Conclusion: Espionage in the Cold War and Beyond.
NotesBibliography; About the Author; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary: Can you keep a secret?. Maybe you can, but the United States government cannot. Since the birth of the country, nations large and small, from Russia and China to Ghana and Ecuador, have stolen the most precious secrets of the United States. Written by Michael Sulick, former director of CIA's clandestine service, Spying in America presents a history of more than thirty espionage cases inside the United States. These cases include Americans who spied against their country, spies from both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, and foreign agents who ran operations on American soil. Some.
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION: THE PERIL OF DISBELIEF; PART 1: THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR; 1 Espionage and the Revolutionary War; 2 The First Spy: Benjamin Church; 3 The Undetected Spy: Edward Bancroft; 4 The Treasonous Spy: Benedict Arnold; PART 2: THE CIVIL WAR; 5 Espionage and the Civil War; 6 Allan Pinkerton and Union Counterintelligence; 7 The Chameleon Spy: Timothy Webster; 8 The Spy in the Union Capital: Rose Greenhow; 9 The Counterspy as Tyrant: Lafayette Baker; 10 The Confederacy's Reverend Spy: Thomas Conrad; 11 Union Espionage.

PART 3: ESPIONAGE DURING THE WORLD WARS, 1914-4512 Espionage before World War I; 13 Prelude to War: Germany's First Spy Network; 14 US Counterespionage and World War I; 15 Spy Hysteria between the World Wars; 16 German Espionage in World War II; 17 The Spy in US Industry: The Norden Bombsight; 18 The Double Agent: William Sebold; 19 German Intelligence Failures in World War II; 20 The Spy in the State Department: Tyler Kent; 21 Japanese Espionage in World War II; PART 4: THE GOLDEN AGE OF SOVIET ESPIONAGE-THE 1930S AND 1940s; 22 The Origins of Cold War Espionage.

23 America's Counterespionage Weapon: Venona24 The Golden Age Exposed: Igor Gouzenko; 25 The "Red Spy Queen": Elizabeth Bentley; 26 Spy versus Spy: Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss; 27 The Spy in the Treasury: Harry Dexter White; 28 The Spy in the White House: Lauchlin Currie; 29 The Spy in US Counterespionage: Judith Coplon; PART 5: THE ATOMIC BOMB SPIES: PRELUDE TO THE COLD WAR; 30 The Atomic Bomb Spies; 31 The Executed Spies: The Rosenbergs; 32 The Atomic Bomb Spy Who Got Away: Theodore Hall; 33 The Spy from the Cornfields: George Koval; Conclusion: Espionage in the Cold War and Beyond.

NotesBibliography; About the Author; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

Can you keep a secret?. Maybe you can, but the United States government cannot. Since the birth of the country, nations large and small, from Russia and China to Ghana and Ecuador, have stolen the most precious secrets of the United States. Written by Michael Sulick, former director of CIA's clandestine service, Spying in America presents a history of more than thirty espionage cases inside the United States. These cases include Americans who spied against their country, spies from both the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War, and foreign agents who ran operations on American soil. Some.

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Library Journal Review

Recognizing a gap in the subject literature, Sulick, a 28-year veteran of the CIA, including years overseeing its clandestine and counterintelligence departments, has written an informative collection of case studies, rather than a narrative history, reviewing some of the most important espionage activities against the United States and within its borders. He highlights the tradecraft of the spies, their access to secret information, American bureaucratic turf wars, and (in many cases very belated) counterespionage efforts. He assesses in each case what damage was done to the country. What is most interesting are the motivations of citizens to betray their own country in contrast to those sent here to spy on us. This work is well documented with a wide variety of open source books, articles, government publications, and online reports. A minor quibble is that a chronology would have been helpful. The book covers espionage from the Revolution through the Cold War, with limited coverage of recent years. The author certainly knows the subject inside and out. Verdict While the experts know all about these cases, this is an easy-to-read introduction for interested laypersons or those taking beginning courses on the history of intelligence operations.-Daniel Blewett, Coll. of DuPage Lib., Glen Ellyn, IL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

Recently, the media has exposed a wave of cyber espionage directed against the Pentagon and other government institutions. Yet scholars often overlook conventional espionage, though it has played a significant role in US history. Sulick, the former chief of the CIA's counterintelligence branch, has written a remarkable account of those who betrayed their country and those who sought to apprehend them. The study is a primer focusing solely on spies and how they were uncovered, from Benjamin Church through the Rosenbergs, including some, like George Koval, a Soviet illegal, who managed to avoid detection by the FBI until the Russians publicly acknowledged his efforts in 2007. The 1930s and 1940s were the heyday of Soviet intelligence operations in the US. While the FBI was concentrating on Axis agents, Soviet intelligence was reaping the rewards of long-term assets placed in the State and Treasury Departments, the FBI, and even the White House. Only by breaking the Soviet NKVD code and obtaining the testimony of defectors did the FBI realize the threat posed by the Soviets to US security. A vital addition to academic libraries as well as for readers interested in the early Cold War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. C. C. Lovett Emporia State University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<p> Michael J. Sulick is a retired intelligence operations officer who worked for the CIA for twenty-eight years. He served as chief of CIA counterintelligence from 2002-4 and as director of the National Clandestine Service from 2007-10, where he was responsible for supervising the agency's covert collection operations and coordinating the espionage activities of the US intelligence community.</p>

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