George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington’s Secret Six

The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution


Format
ePub
Price
$14.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698137653
  • 256 Pages
  • Sentinel
  • Adult

Overview

*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355

“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

When 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. 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 Kilmeade 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.

Praise

“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.”
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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