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George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution
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New York : Sentinel, 2013.
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Book
Physical Desc:
xviii, 235 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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8 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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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 teh 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.

'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

Praise for George Washington's Secret Six

'A fascinating and gripping account.' Donald Rumsfeld

'James Bond is a rank amateur compared to the heroic efforts of the Culper Ring. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegers' work demonstrates why the story of the secret six should be anything but a secret in American history.' Harvey Mackay, author of Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

'A rollicking read by Kilmeade and Yaeger, acknowledging a long overdue debt to six American heroes.' Karl Rove

'We would not have won the Revolution and secured our freedom were it not for the leadership of George Washington and the courage of the spies he set in motion. George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping and informative read.' Congressman Pete King, chairman of the counterterrorism and Intelligence subcommittee, House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

'It would have been an honor to have served with Robert Townsend and the rest of the Culper spies in any of the deep-cover intelligence operations I spearheaded over twenty-seven years.' Wayne simmons, coauthor of The Natanz Directive; CIA-Outside Paramilitary special Operations

'Freedom is not free, never has been, and never will be, Kilmeade and Yaeger have done a wonderful job in reminding us all of the cost. Great read.' General Tommy Franks (U.S. Army, ret.)

'A historical gem. I loved it.' Donald Trump

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781595231031, 159523103X
Reading Level:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Kilmeade, B., & Yaeger, D. (2013). George Washington's secret six: the spy ring that saved the American Revolution. New York: Sentinel.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kilmeade, Brian and Don. Yaeger. 2013. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. New York: Sentinel.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kilmeade, Brian and Don. Yaeger, George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. New York: Sentinel, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kilmeade, Brian., and Don Yaeger. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. New York: Sentinel, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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