Description - George Washington's Secret Six by 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.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 Kilmead 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.
Now with an afterword. Including new research on Agent 355's identity
'This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here's the action.' Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded
'A powerful new book . . . that reads like a modern-day spy thriller.' The Blaze
'A tale of patriotism and daring.' The Washington Times
'Anyone who believes that foreign espionage is pointless should read this book. More importantly, anyone who thinks the founding generation is irrelevant to modern America must read this book.' The Daily Caller
'A fascinating read, highlighting some of our nation's unknown heroes - heroes who never sought credit or recognition. Brian Kilmeade places them in their proper historical context - as brave patriots who defended the American Revolution.' General Stanley McChrystal (U.S. Army, retired)
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(216mm x 140mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Brian Kilmeade
Brian Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends" and also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show "Kilmeade & Friends." He lives on Long Island. Don Yaeger has written or co-written twenty-three books, and lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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