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The Revolutionary War: The First “Modern” Insurgency

Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


You are cordially invited to 

The Revolutionary War: The First “Modern” Insurgency 


S.W. O’Connell
Author and Army Intel. Officer (ret.) 

Thursday, February 9
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


About the lecture:

Author and retired army intelligence officer S. W. O’Connell will examine the American Revolution from the perspective of espionage, counter-espionage, and hydrography. Together, these aspects add nuance and perspective to our traditional understanding of the revolution.

About the speaker:

Mr. O’Connell has served on the Department of the Army Staff working in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army. He ended his Army counterintelligence career as deputy commander of the largest counterintelligence unit in the Department of Defense. He has had a life-long interest in history. In addition to reading, studying, and visiting historic venues, he has published a history magazine and most recently began a career as a blogger and historical novelist focusing on intelligence activities during the American War for Independence. To date, he has two historical novels on that period published in the Yankee Doodle Spies series with a third due out this year. He also posts on the Yankee Doodle Spies Facebook Page and is on Twitter at @SWOConnell with his posts at #RevWar.


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