Events

Annual Members Meeting with Election of Board Members and May Public Program

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War
A presentation by author Kenneth A. Daigler

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
7:00 PM Annual Members Meeting
7:15 PM May Public Program
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Students and enthusiasts of American history are familiar with the Revolutionary War spies Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold, but few studies have closely examined the wider intelligence efforts that enabled the colonies to gain their independence.  Kenneth A. Dagiler will discuss his new book, Spies, Patriots, and Traitors, which provides readers with a fascinating and well-documented account of American intelligence activities during the era of the Revolutionary War, from 1765 to 1783, while describing the intelligence sources and methods used and the way in which our Founding Fathers learned and practiced their intelligence role.

Kenneth A. Daigler is a retired career CIA operations officer.  He earned a BA in history from Centre College of Kentucky and an MA in history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He has written articles about intelligence for the CIA Historical Division's journal, Studies in Intelligence, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers' Intelligencer and other publications.  Spies, Patriots, and Traitors is available for purchase from Amazon.com.

This meeting and program are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.