She Was Born Into Slavery, Was a Spy and Is Celebrated as a Hero—But We're Missing the Point of the 'Mary Bowser' Story
by Lois Leveen
As a historian, I’ve grown concerned that our impulse to celebrate a black spy in the Confederate White House is impeding us from getting history right, in troubling ways.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
An old-boy operation was transformed by women during World War II, and at last the unsung upstarts are getting their due.
by James Thornton Harris
The Ghost, a new biography of Angleton by Jefferson Morley, a Washington journalist, provides an intriguing look at this powerful, enigmatic Cold Warrior.
KGB defector Yuri Nosenko was imprisoned after the CIA grew suspicious of claims he had intimate information regarding the assassination.
by John A. Nagy
Concerned about spies from the beginning of the war, his policy was to feed them false information.
In World War II these Two British Sisters Worked as Spies. Then the War Ended and so Did Their Chance for a Liberated Life
by Susan Ottaway
If caught the female agents were given the same treatment as their male counterparts. Many of the women were captured, some were tortured and others executed.
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