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George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger - Hardcover - November 2013 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000002503)

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

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George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

by Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger

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ISBN 10
159523103X
ISBN 13
9781595231031
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New York: Sentinel, November 2013. Hardcover. Later printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight, tail bumped. Cover clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xviii + 235 pages.

When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks 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.

Synopsis

“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but, because of the nature of their work, will not or cannot  take a bow or even talk about their missions.” —Brian Kilmeade When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. Washington realized that he couldn’t beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the members’ identities that one spy’s name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered enough information about the ring’s activities to piece together evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have painted compelling portraits of George Washington’s secret six: ?Robert Townsend, the reserved Quaker merchant and reporter who headed the Culper Ring, keeping his identity secret even from Washington; ?Austin Roe, the tavern keeper who risked his employment and his life in order to protect the mission; ?Caleb Brewster, the brash young longshoreman who loved baiting the British and agreed to ferry messages between Connecticut and New York; ?Abraham Woodhull, the curmudgeonly (and surprisingly nervous) Long Island bachelor with business and family excuses for traveling to Manhattan; ?James Rivington, the owner of a posh coffeehouse and print shop where high-ranking British officers gossiped about secret operations; ?Agent 355, a woman whose identity remains unknown but who seems to have used her wit and charm to coax officers to share vital secrets.  In George Washington’s Secret Six , Townsend and his fellow spies finally receive their due, taking their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000002503
Title
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
Author
Brian Kilmeade; Don Yaeger
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
159523103X
ISBN 13
9781595231031
Publisher
Sentinel
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
November 2013
Pages
235
Size
8vo
Keywords
George Washington, Robert Townsend, American Revolution, Culper Spy Ring, history, espionage, intelligence, secret service, spies, United States
Bookseller catalogs
History; Military and Defense; Intelligence & Espionage;
Size
8vo

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