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George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution

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From the cohost of Fox & Friends , the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British...before they, or anyone else, could discover their names. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger finally give Townsend and his fellow spies their proper due, telling the fascinating story of how they passed information to George Washington that turned the tide of the war. Using a network of citizen operatives that included a longshoreman, bartender, newspaper editor, housewife, tailor, and femme fatale, and employing a series of complex codes, the so-called Culper Spy Ring used sophisticated tactics to subvert the British. Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.
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Full title george washington s secret six the spy ring that saved the american revolution
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display_description 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. Here, these spies finally take their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service, Spies -- New York (State) -- History -- 18th century, Spies -- United States -- History -- 18th century, Townsend, Robert, -- 1753-1838, United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service, Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Friends and associates
title_display George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution
title_full George Washington's Secret Six The Spy Ring That Saved America, George Washington's Secret Six The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution / Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
title_short George Washington's secret six :
title_sub the spy ring that saved the American Revolution
topic_facet Friends and associates, History, Military, Nonfiction, Secret service, Spies, Townsend, Robert, Washington, George