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George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution / Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.

Kilmeade, Brian. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781595231031 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 159523103X (hardcover) :
  • Description: xviii, 235 pages : illustrations, map, porttraits ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Sentinel, 2013.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 973.41/Kilmeade (Text to phone) Checked out 09/17/2014
Beverly Main NEW E 279 .K55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Bunker Hill Community College Stacks E279 .K55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
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Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction E 279 .K55 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 973.385 KILMEADE 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 973.41 Kilmeade (Text to phone) Checked out 09/19/2014
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 973.41 Kilmeade (Text to phone) Checked out 09/29/2014
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
Contents Note: Hold New York, win the war -- The need for a spy ring -- Launching the ring -- Crossing the Sound -- The ring springs into action -- Townsend joins the fight -- Creating a code -- Mounting tensions and double-dealings -- Washington demands more -- The French connection -- Benedict and Peggy -- Negotiations and treachery -- The deal is done -- Another spy at the gallows -- The ring in peril -- The beginning of the end -- Retaking New York at last -- Life after the ring.
Summary: 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. These secret six include: Robert Townsend, Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, Abraham Woodhull, James Rivington, and a woman known only by her assigned number, Agent 355. Here, these spies finally take their place among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution. -- From publisher description.
Yaeger, Don. (Added Author).

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