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George Washington's Secret Six : The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution (Reprint) (Paperback)

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*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here’s the action.” BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author ofThe Fifth Assassin and host of DecodedWhen George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington ralliedthanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York.Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies: a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.
The runaway New York Times bestseller about six unlikely spies who helped George Washington win the Revolutionary War

When the Continental Army beat a hasty retreat from New York in August 1776, many thought the Revolution was doomed. Instead, General Washington rallied, thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. This surprisingly sophisticated team spied on the British leaders while also spreading misinformation about Washington?s plans. Their spycraft was centuries ahead of its time.

Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have written a fascinating book about the six civilians who turned the tide of the war, among them a Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, the owner of a posh coffeehouse, and a woman who used her wit and charm to coax British officers to share vital secrets. This gripping true story finally elevates the secret six to their rightful place among the pantheon of American heroes.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 252.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Language: English
Book format: Paperback
Pricing Code - MMBV: B
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Publisher - MMBV: Penguin Group USA
Street Date: October 28, 2014
TCIN: 16190337
UPC: 9781595231109
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-1865

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