For more on this book, see the article agent 711, our first president in the september 2004 issue of book links. Thomas benton allen 1929december 11, 2018 was an american author and historian. Another national geographic childrens book by the author of harriet tubman, secret agent, this one traces the pivotal role that spy craft played throughout the revolutionary war, from the opening battles of lexington and concord to washingtons decisive victory at yorktown. The encyclopedia of espionage spy book is the definitive reference to the secret world of dead drops, code. Allen is the author of over a dozen books, including the highly acclaimed war games. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Spy book, with 2500 entries packed into one big paperback, is an exceptionally handy reference tool, but still far from a complete encyclopedia of espionage. Allen, author of remember pearl harbor and george washington, spy master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the americans who fought alongside the british on the losing side of the american revolution. Insiders norman polmar and thomas allen have unearthed files that have only recently been made available. Based on actual events and carefully researched by author thomas b. Allen s fascinating account of the intrigue, intelligence, and operatives on both sides of the revolutionary war paints a clear, cogent portrait of the colonists superiority in the spy game.
Spy book is the definitive reference to the secret world of dead drops, code names, double agents, and black projects. For example, a photo display on page 5 shows soviet postage stamps honoring the intelligence officers stanislav vaupshasov, rudolf. The full diary is included in the new edition of thomas b. Allen s book, possessed, about the possession and exorcism performed on this adolescent boy given the pseudonym robbie and sometimes referred to as r. More specifically she worked behind confederate lines in south carolina getting information about troop movement and rebel fortifications from slaves that she was leading to freedom on the underground railroad.
The books national geographic publishes for younger readers are consistently of high quality, so it is always a pleasure to recommend them. Previously the senior book editor of the national geographic. Allen, author of the highly acclaimed war games, is the author or coauthor of a number of books on military strategy. As he did in his highly acclaimed george washington, spymaster, author thomas b. Spy book the encyclopedia of espionage norman polmar, thomas b. Chronicles the history of international espionage, from ancient times to th. He is the coauthor, with norman polmar, of world war ii, 19411945, an encyclopedia of the war.
George washington, spymaster meet your next favorite book. How the americans outspied the british and won the revolutionary war. Culled from archives around the world, the 50 documents in declassified illuminate the secret and often inaccessible stories of agents, espionage, and. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. This fascinating book takes readers into the secret world behind the revolutionary war in which they can follow the escapades of spies and intelligence agents of the time. Contains over 2,000 entries and references and photos and illustrations of famous spies, codes, hardware and more. Allen had coauthored numerous books with norman polmar. The encyclopedia of espionage by norman palmer, thomas b. Over 2,000 entries on people, agencies, operations, and tools comprise this definitive work. The book contains the record of the first session of the first congress, enhanced by marginal notes written by president george washington. Readers discover that harriet tubmanwellknown to them as an exslave who led hundreds of her people to freedom along the underground railroadwas also a spy for the. Allen is also the author of george washington, spymaster.
He was also the father of science fiction writer roger macbride allen. For example, a photo display on page 5 shows soviet postage stamps honoring the intelligence officers stanislav vaupshasov, rudolf abel, konon molody, richard sorge and ivan kudrya, plus. He lives in bethesda, maryland, where is a founding member of the writers center. Allen s followup to the multiawardwinning george washington, spymaster is now available in paperback. Spy book the encyclopedia of espionage norman polmar. Allen was a contributing editor to national geographic. Allen s most popular book is george washington, spymaster. The encyclopedia of espionage norman palmer, thomas b. Harriet tubman, wellknown exslave who led hundreds to freedom along the underground railroad, was also a spy for the union army. Allen s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an american narrative certain to spellbind readers of tom fleming, david. Norman polmar is a defense consultant and author or coauthor of more than thirty books on military and espionage subjects. How the americans outspied the british and won the revolutionary war by thomas b.
With access to previously unavailable archival data, the authors have selected the most fascinating and important people, agencies, operations, terms, and tradecraft. Spy book is the definitive reference to the secret world of dead drops, code names, double agents, and black boxes. When george washington found himself facing a war with the british in 1775 he knew that he was in trouble. Allen 1996, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. The encyclopedia of espionage spy book is the definitive reference to the secret world of dead drops, code names, double agents, and black boxes. The encyclopedia of espionage 1 by polmar, norman, allen, thomas b. The encyclopedia of espionage by norman polmar, thomas b allen online at alibris. This detailed account combined with powerful archival. Allen s writings range from articles for national geographic magazine to books on espionage and military history.
Allen is the author of the awardwinning book, george washington, spymaster. Robert stephen lipka june 16, 1945 july 5, 20 was a former army clerk at the national security agency nsa who, in 1997, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to. The spy book uncovers the secrets and decodes the messages of the covert world of espionage. Allen s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal cor. Allen this book offers a surprising new look at one of the most important eras in americas history. The encyclopedia of espionage by norman polmer and thomas b. Allen, author of the awardwinning george washington, spymaster, has sifted through military and intelligence archives, diaries, and littleknown memoirs from exslaves to bring to light new facts about the role harriet and other black spies played in helping the union win the war. Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Allen were interviewed about the book they coauthored, spy book. Allen digs back through historical records to present a famous historical figure in a new light. Allen ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device.
Allen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Allen, author of the awardwinning george washington, spymaster, has sifted through military. Allen is the author of many books on subjects ranging from military history to espionage to sharks. Spy book the encyclopedia of espionage by thomas b. How daring slaves and free blacks spied for the union during the civil war. Culled from archives around the world, the 50 documents in declassified illuminate the secret and often inaccessible stories of agents, espionage, and behindthescenes events that played critical roles in american history.
He has written several acclaimed titles for national geographic, including remember pearl harbor. The encyclopedia of espionage 9780679425144 by norman palmer. This compelling biography tells the amazing tale of harriet tubman using details uncovered from military and intelligence archives, diaries and littleknown memoirs from exslaves. His latest project involved publication of a perfect reproduction of a historic treasure. Insiders norman polmar and thomas allen have unearthed files that have only recently been made available, including many from the kgb. Allen and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books. The ultimate list of best spy books for kids and teens. Spy book by thomas b allen and norman polmar fantastic fiction. Allen s writings range from articles for national geographic magazine to books on american history. George washington, spymaster how the americans outspied the british and won the revolutionary war.1079 544 360 1342 900 839 463 1435 202 1086 826 505 805 1076 298 1222 333 1437 1079 1100 337 735 106 203 1525 443 1296 946 673 1317 559 499 146 1158 1184 1211 168 946 800 439 1370