Washington s Spies Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Washington s Spies


  • Author : Alexander Rose
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553392593

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Washington s Spies Book Description :

In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

Washington s Spies Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Washington s Spies


  • Author : Alexander Rose
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0307418707

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Washington s Spies Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Turn: Washington’s Spies, now an original series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all. In the summer of 1778, with the war poised to turn in his favor, General George Washington desperately needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy. Washington’s small band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and friend of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged Washington to let him retire but who always came through in the end. Personally guiding these imperfect everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn’ t spy, he possessed an extraordinary talent for deception—and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. The British secret service tried to hunt them down, but they escaped by the closest of shaves thanks to their ciphers, dead drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s thrilling narrative tells the unknown story of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that has never appeared in the history books. But Washington’s Spies is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of th

Washington s Spies Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Washington s Spies


  • Author : Alexander Rose
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553392593

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Washington s Spies Book Description :

In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

George Washington s Spies Book

George Washington s Spies


  • Author : Claudia Friddell
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399550775

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George Washington s Spies Book Description :

An account of General George Washington's Revolutionary War leadership of the Culper Ring spy network describes how his team used secret names, codes, invisible ink and other measures to collect and share important information.

Summary and Analysis of Washington s Spies  The Story of America s First Spy Ring Book

Summary and Analysis of Washington s Spies The Story of America s First Spy Ring


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504046367

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Summary and Analysis of Washington s Spies The Story of America s First Spy Ring Book Description :

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Washington’s Spies tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Alexander Rose’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Washington’s Spies includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose: Alexander Rose’s New York Times–bestselling book Washington’s Spies offers an in-depth account of the network of men who operated covertly under George Washington’s command during the Revolutionary War. These men, referred to as the Culper Ring, worked largely in southern New York, sending and receiving coded messages from across Manhattan to Long Island, and getting crucial British intelligence to General Washington. Rose delves into the varied personalities and motivations of the Culper Ring, explores the espionage techniques of the time, including encryption and the use of invisible ink, and describes the differences in the British and American methods of gathering intelligence. Washington’s Spies inspired the television series Turn, with author Alexander Rose serving as a historical consultant and producer. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

George Washington s Secret Six Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

George Washington s Secret Six


  • Author : Brian Kilmeade
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698137653

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George Washington s Secret Six Book Description :

*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.

George Washington s Spy Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

George Washington s Spy


  • Author : Elvira Woodruff
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545415163

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George Washington s Spy Book Description :

This historic time-travel fantasy is a riveting sequel to a bestselling classic. Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time--to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family. The pox is rampant; danger lies around every corner--and there's no hope for returning home to their own time. How will these seven children survive? Readers will relish the nonstop action and humorous dialogue in this riveting sequel to Woodruff's bestselling novel, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS.

George Washington s Secret Spy War Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

George Washington s Secret Spy War


  • Author : John A. Nagy
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250096821

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George Washington s Secret Spy War Book Description :

George Washington was America’s first spymaster, and his skill as a spymaster won the war for independence. George Washington’s Secret Spy War is the untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day in the Revolutionary War. Author John A. Nagy has become the nation’s leading expert on the subject, discovering hundreds of spies who went behind enemy lines to gather intelligence during the American Revolution, many of whom are completely unknown to most historians. Using George Washington’s diary as the primary source, Nagy tells the story of Washington’s experiences during the French and Indian War and his first steps in the field of espionage. Despite what many believe, Washington did not come to the American Revolution completely unskilled in this area of warfare. Espionage was a skill he honed during the French and Indian war and upon which he heavily depended during the Revolutionary War. He used espionage to level the playing field and then exploited it on to final victory. Filled with thrilling and never-before-told stories from the battlefield and behind enemy lines, this is the story of how Washington out-spied the British. For the first time, readers will discover how espionage played a major part in the American Revolution and why Washington was a master at orchestrating it.

Prisoners  Lovers    Spies Book

Prisoners Lovers Spies


  • Author : Kristie Macrakis
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300188257

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Prisoners Lovers Spies Book Description :

This “engrossing study” of invisible ink reveals 2,000 years of scoundrels, heroes and their ingenious methods for concealing messages (Kirkus). In Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies, Kristie Macrakis uncovers the secret history of invisible ink and the ingenious way everything from lemon juice to Gall-nut extract and even certain bodily fluids have been used to conceal and reveal covert communications. From Ancient Rome to the Cold War, spies have been imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret messages. Yet, successfully hidden writing has helped save lives, win battles, and ensure privacy—at times changing the course of history. Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From Ovid’s advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the Tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda’s hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book charts the evolution of secret messages and their impact on history. An appendix includes kitchen chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home.