George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution Author Brian Kilmeade
ISBN-10 0143130609
ISBN-13 9780143130604
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Sentinel
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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 ralliedthanks in large part to a little known top secret group called the Culper Spy Ring He realized that he couldnt 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