The World’s Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents


George Barton

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: HIS027000

The romance of war in its most thrilling form is exemplified in this narrative of the adventures of “The World’s Greatest Military Spies and Secret Service Agents.” Much has been published upon the subject of espionage, and the memoirs and secret histories of the courts of Europe give us instances of men and women who have gained favor and money, if not honor and glory, by selling back-stairs gossip concerning their fellow creatures; but the aim of the present work has been rather to relate the big exploits of those who faced great personal danger and risked their lives for the sake of flag and country.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Chapter I The Alsatian Smuggler who helped Napoleon to capture the Austrian Army

Chapter II Belle Boyd, the Confederate Girl who saved Stonewall Jackson

Chapter III The Indian Scout who was the Hero of King Philip’s War

Chapter IV How the Suicide of a Staff Officer Once Averted War between Austria and Russia

Chapter V The Romantic Side of Major André’s Unsuccessful Exploit

Chapter VI The Strange Adventures of the Chevalier D’Eon at the Russian Court

Chapter VII How Napoleon’s Chief Spy Hoodwinked the Emperor of Austria

Chapter VIII Lydia Darrah, the brave Quakeress who saved Washington’s Army from Destruction

Chapter IX Doctor Steiber and the Mystery of the Franco-Prussian War
Chapter X The Adventure of Private Morgan in the camp of Cornwallis

Chapter XI The Mysterious and Romantic Case of General Napper Tandy

Chapter XII How Monsieur de Meinau helped to make Jerome Bonaparte King of Westphalia

Chapter XIII The Strange Mystery Surrounding the Betrayal of Captain Nathan Hale

Chapter XIV Major Le Caron and the Fenian Invasion of Canada

Chapter XV How Emma Edmonds Penetrated the Confederate Lines

Chapter XVI The Amazing Adventure of Brigadier-General Lafayette C. Baker

Chapter XVII The Mysterious “F” and the Captured Troopers

Chapter XVIII The Mysterious Man who asked for a Light

Chapter XIX Carl Lody and Spies of the World’s Greatest War



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