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Lincoln's Spymaster: Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network Hardcover – February 1, 2003

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David Hepburn Milton is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Oregon, and author of The Politics of U.S. Labor: From the Great Depression to the New Deal. He and his wife, Nancy Dall Milton, co-authored The Wind Will Not Subside: Years in Revolutionary China 1964-1969, cited in the New York Times best books of the year list, 1976. He also co-edited the Random House China Reader: People's China.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811700151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811700153
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,068,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Dennis E. Donham on May 19, 2014
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This is a quick read but a must for Civil War buffs interested in what the feel was in England for the support of the Confederacy, and how the Union employed spies to diminish that outcome and to monitor the movement of British built ships bought by the Confederacy.
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The book is mistitled because Mr. Dudley (U.S. Consul in Liverpool, England) was not responsible for Union intelligence operations. Mr. Dudley's use of intelligence about Confederate activities in Great Britain to support his diplomatic efforts on behalf of the United States did not make him a "spymaster." And, the book itself does not present enough information to justify the bold claim that Mr. Dudley "may well be seen as the father of modern American intelligence operations on the international front" (Introduction at p. xiii). Anyone interested in intelligence operations during the Civil War can find more comprehensive books on the subject than this one: for example, Donald E. Markle, Spies and Spymasters of the Civil War: Revised and Expanded Edition (Hippocene Books, 2004); William G. Beymer, Scouts and Spies of the Civil War (University of Nebraska Press, 2003); Edwin C. Fishel, The Secret War for the Union: The Untold Story of Military Intelligence in the Civil War(Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996).

Despite its flaw in claiming more significance for Mr. Dudley's use of intelligence than is warranted by the contents of the book itself, this book is still worth looking at for anyone interested in Confederate efforts to obtain warships built by British shipyards, or the difficulties in U.S.-British foreign relations during the Civil War. But, the interested reader should not rely on this book as a definitive or only source for either of those two subjects.
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Lincoln's Spymaster, Thomas Haines Dudley & The Liverpool Network, David Milton; Stackpole Books (2003)

Purchased in a bookstore situated not far from the wonderfully restored USS Constellation in a Baltimore harbor, I was quite looking forward to a memorable reading experience.

It was memorable, alright.

After the damage done by both the bizarre ending of his Acknowledgements & a disaster of an Introduction (which includes the stunning misspelling of Otto von Bismarck's name - overlooked by "editorial assistant" Ryan Masteller, "copyeditor" Joyce Bond, & "editor" Leigh Ann Berry - all three of whom also failed to notice the careless omission of the man's first name), my enthusiasm for reading LSP had been extinguished, completely.

Placed back on the shelf, it is now an on-the-cusp candidate for extinction (to be pulped). See the page margin notes for the rest of what sank the Introduction - which might have been sufficient to sink the Constellation.

Post Note (12/16/12): If I thought Stackpole's editing of the introduction to "Lincoln's Spymaster" was a mess, it was nothing compared to what the publisher shipped out in the form of "In The Fire of The Eastern Front, The Experience of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45," by Frederick Verton (Stackpole Books 2003; see review).
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Just curious if the author would investigate any role Liverpool Mormons might have had in the war between the US Army, Stephen Douglas, and the Democratic Party, vs the Mormons and Indians of Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. I stumbled into this as I investigated the USM Lady Elgin Shipwreck
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