Major John Andre: A Gallant in Spy's Clothing

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The story of the British intelligence officer whose undercover dealings with Benedict Arnold came very close to winning the Revolutionary War for King George III

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Andre was the British intelligence chief in America who negotiated with Benedict Arnold for the surrender of West Point during the Revolutionary War. A debonair cultural dilettante, Andre made a hit with the Tory ladies of Philadelphia and New York. Through his eyes we are given a social history of occupied America. His mistake was to consider espionage as theater. Instead of entrusting his delicate missionwhich might have turned the war in Britain's favorto a professional, he starred in it himself. Everything went wrong. Contrary to the orders of his mentor, General Henry Clinton, Andre crossed enemy lines, carried incriminating papers, and gave up his uniform. He found himself stranded in patriot territory, and was caught and hanged. Hatch's excellent biography traps the reader in this gripping drama of Revolutionary espionage and informs while it entertains. Harry W. Fritz, History Dept., Univ. of Montana, Missoula
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Revolutionary War buffs will welcome this biography of Andre (17501780), a British officer who was closely involved with Gen. Benedict Arnold after the latter defected from the American cause. A London merchant's son, Andre, a witty aesthete, fled a life in trade to join the British army, where he quickly rose in North American posts. In this well-written account, Hatch (Thrust for Canada describes Andre's experiences as an ambitious young officer in the 1770s (from a brief imprisonment to the high life in Tory Philadelphia), then details his work as confidant and intelligence chief to Sir Henry Clinton, including months of coded negotiations with turncoat Arnold, who promised to deliver West Point to the British. Careless in his arrangements with Arnold, Andre was captured and hanged by the Americans. Photos.
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