The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American Spying by Donald E. Markle
Monday, September 15, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Most books about espionage in the American Revolution tend to focus on General George Washington, but as noted historian Donald E. Markle explores in this fascinating account, there was an entire system of intelligence communication independent of his direction. General Washington and British General Charles Cornwallis were engaged in a constant battle to outmaneuver each other, and Cornwallis seemed always one step behind Washington and his intelligence departments. As the war progressed, the Americans and British slowly learned one another's tactics, leading to the hunt between the American fox (Washington) and the British hound (Cornwallis). There could only be one winner. This event is in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and Foundation.
Donald E. Markle's book, The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American Spying, will be available for purchase and a book signing at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum after his presentation.
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The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University
Inspired by Ralph Hauenstein, we seek to provide a platform for emerging leaders in all three major sectors of public life – business, government, and nonprofit. We promote civic engagement that (1) honors the Founders’ vision of a constitutional republic; (2) builds on existing democratic institutions that promote justice, freedom, opportunity, sustainable prosperity, and the rule of law; and (3) envisions the possibilities for creating better communities.