George Washington's Secret Six
The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
ISBN10: 0143130609 ISBN13: 9780143130604 Contributors: Yaeger, Don Publisher: Sentinel Published: Oct 18 2016 Pages: 295 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 4.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.