Spies

Virginia Bethel Moon

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Virginia Bethel Moon is a well regarded lady due to her activities during the American Civil War where she is most well known for espionage and intelligence for the Confederates.

For many...
 

William A. Jackson

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

William A. Jackson was very important to the Union war effort during the American Civil War. Many will not have heard of William A. Jackson, but this was a man that went to great lengths for the...
 

Valerie Plame (Spy)

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The story of Valerie Plame is an interesting one that could grace the outline of a Hollywood blockbuster film. Valerie Plame was a CIA Operations Officer until just after the year 2000, she enjoyed...
 

Thomas Jordan

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Thomas Jordan is one of a special breed of men; he was a career soldier, a man who plied his trade in war throughout his life. To put into perspective the nature of Thomas Jordan as a career...
 

Sir Francis Walsingham

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Sir Francis Walsingham was a man of great standing in the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England from 1573 until 1590. Sir Francis Walsingham is seen as someone who pushed the boundaries of...
 

Sarah Emma Edmonds

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Sarah Emma Edmonds was a lady heavily involved in the American Civil War. While many would think that as a lady she would be involved in the war effort, Sarah Emma Edmonds actually served in the...
 

Ryszard Kukliński

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Ryszard Kukliński was an active spy during the Cold War, in fact he was actually a Polish Colonel who gained secret information and passed it to the Americans without knowledge of the Polish...
 

Robert Hanssen

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Robert Hanssen had it all; he was a senior FBI agent who had a long and illustrious career in the FBI organization. Something his family would be proud of but not something that would make many...
 

Robert Baer

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Many people know Robert Baer as an author, but Baer is more than this as he was also a CIA Case Officer in the Middle East before turning to pen and paper to build a strong writing career. To Baer...
 

Richard Welch

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Richard Welch served in the CIA as a station chief and enjoyed a long career in the organization. While he enjoyed a long career, what makes the story about Richard Welch very interesting is that...
 

Rafael Quintero

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Rafael Quintero was a CIA operative in the 1960’s who had a very busy few years making an impact on the Cuban situation happening around the same time prior to the Bay of Pigs invasion.

While...
 

Paul Revere

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Paul Revere is a man that anyone who knows American history will have heard of. Paul Revere chose a course of action at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War that has gone down in history...
 

Nathan Hale

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Nathan Hale is an American hero who fought during the American Revolutionary War as a soldier in the Continental Army.

While Nathan Hale was not seen as a hero at the time, but today he is revered...
 

Mata Hari

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Mata Hari is a lady of Dutch descent who ended up being accused of spying against the Germans. The problem with the story of Mata Hari is that it has never been proven whether she was a spy or not...
 

Mary Edwards Walker

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Mary Edwards Walker is someone who we still don’t know the full truth about, yet her exploits gained her the United States Medal of Honor, the only woman to have ever been bestowed this great...
 

Lydia Darragh

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

If the story of Lydia Darragh (also spelled Darrah or Darrach) is true then she possessed courage most people could only wish for, she was a lady who by all accounts acted to save the American Army...
 

Juan Pujol Garcia

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Juan Pujol Garcia was a Spanish spy acting as a double agent in the Second World War for Great Britain and Germany. Juan Pujol is a very important and pivotal figure from the Second World War as...
 

Jose Rodriguez (CIA)

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Jose Rodriguez is a man who started off in humble beginnings and through hard work, determination and an intelligent mind managed to forge a brilliant career in the CIA that took him all the way to...
 

Jonathan Pollard

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Jonathan Pollard was an intelligence analyst, something that would not make a person famous, but his actions while working for the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) bought him national and...
 

John Stockwell (CIA)

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

John Stockwell is a very interesting subject when it comes to previous CIA operatives; there are two reasons why he is such an interesting person to write about. The first is that he served in the...
 

James Jesus Angleton

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

James Jesus Angleton is someone who served his country well in the intelligence world although many would not know of him. James Jesus Angleton was a career intelligence officer who spent his life...
 

John Andre

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

John Andre was a British Army Officer who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. What is interesting about the story of John Andre is that he didn’t die in battle; he was actually...
 

James Armistead

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

James Armistead is famous throughout the history of America as he was the very first African American double spy and carried out his espionage activity during the period of slavery in...
 

Harriet Tubman

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Harriet Tubman is a very special person, a person that overcame everything thrown at her in life to become pivotal in the history of the American Civil War and the abolition movement. In her life...
 

Gertrude Bell

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Gertrude Bell is someone who made a great difference to British interests in the near east and Middle East. While Gertrude Bell was making waves in British political circles, this is not the work...
 

Gary Berntsen

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Gary Berntsen is the all American CIA agent who enjoyed and illustrious career in the Central Intelligence Agency. Gary Berntsen completed a full term of service in the CIA and left as a highly...
 

Francis Gary Powers

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Francis Gary Powers must be one of the most famous American pilots from the post World War Two conflict. This man changed the face of reconnaissance forever during the Cold War because of one...
 

Félix Rodríguez

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Félix Rodríguez is one of the most famous CIA officers outside of recent times. It was at the tender age of twenty years of age that his actions shot him to fame as he was part of a group of...
 

Elizabeth Van Lew

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Elizabeth Van Lew is an enigma, even today she is known to be a very special lady because of her espionage past.

Born in an upper class family it is surprising to find that this intelligent and...
 

David Owen Dodd

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The story of David Owen Dodd is one that many find sad, the reason is that he was simply a young man on a journey and took the wrong turn on his way home during the American Civil War...
 

David Atlee Phillips

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

David Atlee Phillips can be seen as a very respectful and important man in the espionage and intelligence world. What sets David Atlee Phillips apart from other intelligence operatives is the...
 

Belle Boyd

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Belle Boyd is the little known lady who made a big impact on the American Civil War. Rather than being out there for all to see, Belle Boyd was a spy for the Confederates.

This unassuming lady was...
 

Andrew Warren

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Andrew Warren was a CIA operative for many years, but it is not for this reason that you may have heard of him. In fact while Andrew Warren was a CIA operative previously it is his criminal...
 

Allen Welsh Dulles

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Allen Welsh Dulles is a man that helped America develop in so many ways. He was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, a successful corporate lawyer as well as being a member of the...
 

Allan Pinkerton

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Allan Pinkerton was a Scottish American who made history in the United States on two fronts. The first being he created the very first detective agency in the United States, but more importantly...
 

Ali Mohamed

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Ali Mohamed is another of the great unknown spies that worked for the CIA after World War Two.

The difference between Ali Mohamed and others though, is that he was a double agent working on both...
 

Aldrich Ames

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Aldrich Ames is a man who many will know of in the present day. The reason why Aldrich Ames is so famous is because he was a CIA agent who was spying on America for Russia and the Soviet Union for...
 

Benedict Arnold

History of War - Spies

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Benedict Arnold was a General during the American Revolutionary War who found fame, but for some these reasons are not popular. As you read on you will find out the story behind this complex and...
 

Virginia Hall - The Greatest American Female Spy

History of War - Spies

Written by Tim Nash

If there were ever the highest form of praise that an enemy can give to a spy, it was the one the German Gestapo gave to Virgina Hall when they called her "the most dangerous  allied spy".  Hall...
 

The French Underground

History of War - Spies

Written by Tim Nash

We often think of spying in World War II as something that is done alone by one intrepid and very courageous individual.  The movies and spy novels have created a myth of James Bond and other...
 

The Breaking of the JN-25 Code

History of War - Spies

Written by Tim Nash

Next to 911, Pearle Harbor may have been the most dramatic shaking of our nation's sense of security in our history.  While that attack eventually backfired on Japan because it mobilized the...
 

Jobs of Spies in World War II

History of War - Spies

Written by Tim Nash

Much of the drama of stories of conflict in World War II revolve around the great battles of the times.  While those were spectacular, the great victories of the war could not have been possible...
 

Female Spies - Great Enemies of the United States During World War II

History of War - Spies

Written by Tim Nash

In every war, there are legendary spies who do great things for their side through clever or secretive means.  When we look back on a great war like World War II, we have to take a moment and...
 

 

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