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Major John Andre: A Gallant in Spy's Clothing

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 333 pages
Published February 1st 1986 by Houghton Mifflin
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Nicki Markus
Oct 24, 2015 Nicki Markus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-non-fiction
Having already read tons on Major Andre over the past few months, I already knew the timeline of events; however, I enjoyed Hatch's semi-novel style approach to telling the story, and he also had quotes from some of Andre's letters that I'd not come across before. He does make a few leaps of judgment based on personal opinion, but most authors writing about Andre do the same and it can be taken with a pinch of salt.
If you've already read about Andre and have no especial interest, this book is pr
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Annika Hipple
Oct 17, 2015 Annika Hipple rated it it was ok
Shelves: history, biography
I first heard about John André through the TV series "Turn: Washington's Spies," which I was drawn to as a fan of JJ Feild, the actor who portrays André. I quickly became interested in learning more about the real Major André, and chose this book due to its excellent reviews. After reading it, I remain interested in André as a historical figure but found this book disappointing. Hatch makes extensive use of long blocks of direct quotations, which does much for historical accuracy but breaks up ...more
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