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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781595231109
  • Imprint: Sentinel
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99
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George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution



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.

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. 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)

  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781595231109
  • Imprint: Sentinel
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $27.99
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