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THE SECRET WAR FOR THE UNION

Fishel, Edwin C.

ISBN 10: 0395742811 / ISBN 13: 9780395742815
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1996
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book clean/complete dust jacket, Hardcover, 734pgs. The untold story of military intelligence in the Civil War. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS032778I

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Title: THE SECRET WAR FOR THE UNION

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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Most histories of the Civil War have largely ignored the issue of military intelligence. At the end of the war, most of the intelligence records disappeared, remaining hidden for over a century. This is the first book to examine the impact of intelligence on the Civil War, providing a new perspective on this period in history.

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It's rare for a modern writer to make a genuinely new discovery about the Civil War, but former intelligence officer Edwin C. Fishel pulls it off in The Secret War for the Union. Having stumbled upon a large collection of previously unknown documents at the National Archives, he describes in this book the undercover operations of the Army of the Potomac. Federal intelligence, by Fishel's account, was crucially important to winning the war, and was of much higher quality than previously assumed. Among other accomplishments, it appears to have played a vital role in the Union victory at Gettysburg. This surprise--and a few others--await serious readers.

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