Spy Sites of Philadelphia

Spy Sites of Philadelphia

A Guide to the Region's Secret History

H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace

$24.95

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An illustrated guide to the history of espionage in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.

Philadelphia became a battleground for spies as George Washington’s Patriot army in nearby Valley Forge struggled to survive the winter of 1776-77. In the centuries that followed—through the Civil War, the rise of fascism and communism in the twentieth century, and today’s fight against terrorism—the city has been home to international intrigue and some of America’s most celebrated spies.

Spy Sites of Philadelphia takes readers inside this shadowy world to reveal the places and people of Philadelphia’s hidden history. These fascinating entries portray details of stolen secrets, clandestine meetings, and covert communications through every era of American history. Along the way, readers will meet both heroes and villains whose daring deceptions helped shape the nation.

Authors H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace weave incredible true stories of courage and deceit that rival even the best spy fiction. Featuring over 150 spy sites in Philadelphia and its neighboring towns and counties, this illustrated guide invites readers to follow in the footsteps of moles and sleuths.

Authoritative, entertaining, and informative, Spy Sites of Philadelphia is a must-have guidebook to the espionage history of the region.


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H. Keith Melton:

H. Keith Melton is an internationally recognized intelligence historian and authority on espionage technology. He is the author of Ultimate Spy: Inside the Secret World of Espionage and coauthor of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda with Robert Wallace.

Robert Wallace is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Technical Service, founder of the Artemus Consulting Group, and contributor to the CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence. He has coauthored numerous books with H. Keith Melton, including Spy Sites of Washington, DC and Spy Sites of New York City.

Henry R. Schlesinger is a New York–based writer who has collaborated with the authors on several books, including Spycraft, Spy Sites of Washington, DC and Spy Sites of New York City.

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H. Keith Melton is an internationally recognized intelligence historian and authority on espionage technology. He is the author of Ultimate Spy: Inside the Secret World of Espionage and coauthor of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda with Robert Wallace.

Robert Wallace is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Technical Service, founder of the Artemus Consulting Group, and contributor to the CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence. He has coauthored numerous books with H. Keith Melton, including Spy Sites of Washington, DC and Spy Sites of New York City.

Henry R. Schlesinger is a New York–based writer who has collaborated with the authors on several books, including Spycraft, Spy Sites of Washington, DC and Spy Sites of New York City.

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