Spy sites of Philadelphia : a guide to the region's secret history

2021, Book , 529 pages
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Summary/Review: "Through every era of American history, Philadelphia has been a battleground for espionage, where secrets are created, stolen, and passed through clan more...
Summary/Review: "Through every era of American history, Philadelphia has been a battleground for espionage, where secrets are created, stolen, and passed through clandestine meetings and covert communications. Some spies do their work and escape, while others are compromised, imprisoned, and--a few--executed. "Spy Sites of Philadelphia" takes you inside this shadowy world and reveals the places where it all happened. In 131 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace weave incredible true stories of derring-do and double-crosses that put even the best spy fiction to shame. The cases and sites follow espionage history from the Revolutionary War and Civil War, to the rise of communism and fascism in the twentieth century, to terrorists in the twenty-first century. The spy sites are not only in the city of Philadelphia but also in neighboring counties and in southern New Jersey. Maps and more than 250 photographs allow readers to follow in the footsteps of moles and sleuths, understand the tradecraft used, and trace the covert operations that influenced wars hot and cold. Informing and entertaining, "Spy Sites of Philadelphia" is a must-have guidebook to the espionage history of the region"--
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