George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington’s Secret Six

The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698137653
  • 256 Pages
  • Sentinel
  • Adult


The runaway New York Times bestseller about six unlikely spies who helped George Washington win the Revolutionary War

When the Continental Army beat a hasty retreat from New York in August 1776, many thought the Revolution was doomed. Instead, General Washington rallied, thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. This surprisingly sophisticated team spied on the British leaders while also spreading misinformation about Washington’s plans. Their spycraft was centuries ahead of its time.

Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have written a fascinating book about the six civilians who turned the tide of the war, among them a Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, the owner of a posh coffeehouse, and a woman who used her wit and charm to coax British officers to share vital secrets. This gripping true story finally elevates the secret six to their rightful place among the pantheon of American heroes.


“James Bond is a rank amateur compared to the heroic efforts of the Culper Ring. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger’s 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.”

“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.”

“A historical gem. I loved it.”