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George Washington S Secret Six

Author : Brian Kilmeade
ISBN : 0143130609
Genre : History
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As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by eventsthat happened in a place I call home, I hope withthis book to give the secret six the credit they didn tget in life. The Culper spies represent all the patrioticAmericans who give so much for their country but, because of the nature of their work, will not or cannottake a bow or even talk about their missions. Brian Kilmeade When General George Washington beat a hastyretreat from New York City in August 1776, manythought the American Revolution might soon beover. Instead, Washington rallied thanks in largepart to a little-known, top-secret group called theCulper Spy Ring. Washington realized that he couldn t beat theBritish with military might, so he recruited a sophisticatedand deeply secretive intelligence network toinfiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were themembers identities that one spy s name was notuncovered until the twentieth century, and oneremains unknown today. But by now, historianshave discovered enough information about the ring sactivities to piece together evidence that these sixindividuals turned the tide of the war. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeadeand Don Yaeger have painted compelling portraits ofGeorge Washington s secret six: Robert Townsend, the reserved Quaker merchantand reporter who headed the Culper Ring, keepinghis identity secret even from Washington;Austin Roe, the tavern keeper who risked hisemployment and his life in order to protect themission;Caleb Brewster, the brash young longshoremanwho loved baiting the British and agreed to ferrymessages between Connecticut and New York;Abraham Woodhull, the curmudgeonly (andsurprisingly nervous) Long Island bachelorwith business and family excuses for travelingto Manhattan;James Rivington, the owner of a posh coffeehouseand print shop where high-ranking British officersgossiped about secret operations;Agent 355, a woman whose identity remainsunknown but who seems to have used her wit andcharm to coax officers to share vital secrets. In" George Washington s Secret Six," Townsend andhis fellow spies finally receive their due, takingtheir place among thepantheon of heroes of theAmerican Revolution."

The Spy

Author : James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN : 0808400274
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Washington S Spies

Author : Alexander Rose
ISBN : 9780804179829
Genre : History
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Turn: Washington’s Spies • Now a new original series on AMC Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington. Praise for Washington’s Spies “Alexander Rose tells this important story with style and wit.”—Pulitzer Prize–winning author Joseph J. Ellis “Fascinating . . . Spies proved to be the tipping point in the summer of 1778, helping Washington begin breaking the stalemate with the British. . . . [Alexander] Rose’s book brings to light their crucial help in winning American independence.”—Chicago Tribune “[Rose] captures the human dimension of spying, war and leadership . . . from the naive twenty-one-year-old Nathan Hale, who was captured and executed, to the quietly cunning Benjamin Tallmadge, who organized the ring in 1778, to the traitorous Benedict Arnold.”—The Wall Street Journal “Rose gives us intrigue, crossed signals, derring-do, and a priceless slice of eighteenth-century life. Think of Alan Furst with muskets.”—Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father “A compelling portrait of [a] rogues’ gallery of barkeeps, misfits, hypochondriacs, part-time smugglers, and full-time neurotics that will remind every reader of the cast of a John le Carré novel.”—Arthur Herman, National Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

George Washington S Secret Six By Brian Kilmeade And Don Yaeger A 30 Minute Chapter By Chapter Summary

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ISBN : 1496176774
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With InstaRead Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a much faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: Preface The existence of the Culper Spy Ring was known in the 1920s, but no one knew who its leader was until Morton Pennypacker, a Long Island historian, was given papers that led to his identity. The spy ring was responsible for preventing Benedict Arnold from carrying out his treachery, as well as several other important events during the Revolutionary War. Culper Junior was the ring leader. In 1929, Pennypacker received a phone call that led him to some papers that had belonged to the Townsend family. The Townsends were a prominent family that had been in the United States since the 1600s. The papers were letters and account books from the Revolutionary War era. Perusing through the papers, Pennypacker found that Robert Townsend's handwriting was very similar to that in Culper Junior's letters. He sent the papers for analysis and found that Robert Townsend was Culper Junior. Now the only spy whose identity is not known is a woman who has been identified as 355. The spy ring had six members: Robert Townsend, Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, Abraham Woodhull, James Rivington and Agent 355. The book describes the work of the Culper Spy Ring and how they helped the Continental Army bring down the British Military, which was the most powerful military force in the world at that time. Introduction In 1776, in Manhattan, Captain Nathan Hale was hung at the age of 21 for being a spy. This made the message clear to all colonists that if they spied they would die. Chapter 1 - Hold New York, Win The War Nathan Hale's execution was a low point for General George Washington, who had recently suffered the siege of New York City and Long Island by the British. Now, he had lost his spy as well. The Declaration of Independence had just been signed two months before, but the fledgling nation was quickly losing hope. New York was under American control until a few months prior to this low point of Washington's. The New York City Harbor was an important place for the Continental Army to occupy because if the Harbor could be held then the morale of the people would rise, and the army would have a good tactical vantage point for accessing the colonies' waterways. New York and Philadelphia were the most important colonies at that point since New York was a major port and hub and Philadelphia was where the Continental Congress held their meetings. Whoever held New York could control imports and exports, and it was a great place for moving troops up and down the coast...

Ring Of Secrets

Author : Roseanna M. White
ISBN : 9780736951005
Genre : Fiction
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This exciting romantic spy novel from Roseanna M. White combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the Revolutionary War. Winter Reeves is an aristocratic Patriot forced to hide her heart amid the Loyalists of the City of New York. She has learned to keep her ears open so she can pass information on British movements to Robbie Townsend, her childhood friend, and his spy ring. If she's caught, if she's hung for espionage...well, she won't be. Robbie has taught her the tools of the trade: the wonders of invisible ink, drop locations and, most importantly, a good cover. Bennet Lane returns to New York from his Yale professorship with one goal: to find General Washington's spy hidden among the ranks of the elite. Searching for a wife was supposed to be nothing more than a convenient cover story for his mission, but when he meets Winter, with her too-intelligent eyes in her too-blank face, he finds a mystery that can't be ignored. Both believers...and both committed to a separate cause. Will their faith in God lead them to a shared destiny or lives lived apart?

George Washington S Spy

Author : Elvira Woodruff
ISBN : 9780545415163
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This historic time-travel fantasy is a riveting sequel to a bestselling classic. Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time--to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family. The pox is rampant; danger lies around every corner--and there's no hope for returning home to their own time. How will these seven children survive? Readers will relish the nonstop action and humorous dialogue in this riveting sequel to Woodruff's bestselling novel, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS.

George Washington S Secret Six

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"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...

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