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The Execution of Major Andre

By John Evangelist Walsh, 1927-

In his winning novelistic style, John Evangelist Walsh tells the story of one of the most fascinating figures of the American Revolution, Major John Andre, the gentleman-spy hanged for his ill-fated conspiracy with Benedict Arnold to crush the American battle for independence. A handsome, well-bred poet, playwright, actor, and partygoer, Andre was the dilettante spymaster for Britain with a vast Loyalist network. He blundered into rebel hands carrying Arnold's plans for an attack on West Point and was hanged at Tappan, New York on October 2, 1780, under Washington's orders. At the execution, Americans wept openly for the popular officer sacrificed by the British to insure Benedict Arnold's safety. His remains were interred in Westminster Abbey. Walsh brings Andre and his role in American history to light in a book that readers of popular history will embrace.

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2001

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0312238894


Format: Book
Author: Walsh, John Evangelist, 1927-
Title: The execution of Major Andre / John Evangelist Walsh.
Publisher Date: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Subject: André, John, 1751-1780 André, John, 1751-1780 -- Trials, litigation, etc. André, John, 1751-1780 -- Death and burial. Great Britain. Army -- Biography. Spies -- United States -- Biography Espionage, British -- United States -- History -- 18th century. New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
Isbn: 0312238894
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Call Number: 973.386 Wal
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Format: Book
Author: Walsh, John Evangelist, 1927-
Title: The execution of Major Andre / John Evangelist Walsh.
Edition: 1st Palgrave ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Description: 239 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects: André, John, 1751-1780
Subjects: André, John, 1751-1780 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Subjects: André, John, 1751-1780 -- Death and burial.
Subjects: Great Britain. Army -- Biography.
Subjects: Spies -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Espionage, British -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Subjects: New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-227) and index.
LCCN: 2001019449
ISBN: 0312238894
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Call Number: 973.386 Wal