#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot helped create the CIA and the FBI in this young reader's adaptation for younger audiences. 1776. The early days of the Revolutionary War. It supposedly began with Thomas Hickey, a private in the Continental Army, and New York governor William Tryon. In an astonishing power grab, they plotted to kill Hickey's boss: a man by the name of George Washington. In the end, Hickey was caught, brought to trial, and found guilty. It would seem he became the first person in the new nation to be executed for treason. But to this day, nobody knows for sure if this story is true. In The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer sheds light on the close-kept secrets and compelling details surrounding this story and exposes the history of how the assassination plot catalyzed the creation of the CIA and FBI. This page-turning investigation offers young readers an in-depth look at the facts and remaining questions that surround this contested historical event.
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Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776. Praise for The First Conspiracy: "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God “A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.” —President George H.W. Bush “This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.” —President Bill Clinton
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2XUudUd In The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch tell the thrilling and little-known true story of how a vengeful Loyalist governor plotted to assassinate the leader of the rebellious Continental army, George Washington. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Key players from history - Detailed descriptions of real historical events - Editorial Review - Background on Brad Meltzer and John Mensch About the Original Book: The First Conspiracy, written by a master of political thrillers, shines a light on the bizarre plot to kill George Washington in the days leading up to the Revolutionary War and how it came to be discovered. This captivating story, filled with intrigue, betrayal, greed, and envy and involving a wide range of characters, brings forth the many challenges faced by Washington in leading a ragtag army against the mighty British forces. As if a raging smallpox epidemic, a lack of resources, and widespread indiscipline were not demoralizing enough, the Patriots also had to overcome the maneuvers of a scheming villain, safely ensconced offshore and determined to take down the Commander-in-Chief at any cost. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2XUudUd to purchase a copy of the original book.
|Book Title||: Summary Guide the First Conspiracy The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Book by Brad Meltzer Josh Mensch|
|Publisher||: Independently Published|
|Release Date||: 2019-03-07|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the original book: https: //amzn.to/2XFQuoJ THE BOOK: Thе Fіrѕt Conspiracy еxрlоrеѕ the ѕhосkіng plan оf 1776 to kіdnар аnd possibly murdеr Gеоrgе Wаѕhіngtоn. Wаѕhіngtоn was not yet рrеѕіdеnt of thе Unіtеd Stаtеѕ, but gеnеrаl оf thе army оf thе соlоnіеѕ. Uѕіng аnесdоtеѕ аnd fascinating реrѕресtіvеѕ of thіѕ period оf hіѕtоrу, these flickerings еxаmіnе thе ѕuѕрісіоnѕ, the uncertainty аnd thе bеtrауаlѕ іn the реrіоd before thе War оf Indереndеnсе.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brаd Meltzer іѕ аn Amеrісаn wrіtеr аnd thе bеѕt-ѕеllіng аuthоr of Thе Escape Artіѕt (2018). He hаѕ been nаmеd bу the Hоllуwооd Rероrtеr аѕ оnе оf the "Mоѕt Pоwеrful Hollywood Authоrѕ," аnd еасh of hіѕ thrіllеrѕ hаѕ арреаrеd оn thе Nеw Yоrk Tіmеѕ bеѕtѕеllеr lіѕt. Jоѕh Mensch іѕ аn аuthоr and dосumеntаrу maker whоѕе work dеаlѕ wіth thе сulturе аnd hіѕtоrу оf thе United Stаtеѕ. Hе hаѕ wrіttеn, dіrесtеd аnd рrоduсеd acclaimed tеlеvіѕіоn ѕеrіеѕ fоr PBS, Thе Hіѕtоrу Chаnnеl аnd Nаtіоnаl Geographic. INTRODUCTION: Hоw much dо you knоw about the events lеаdіng uр tо the bіrth of thе Amеrісаn nаtіоn? Chаnсеѕ are уоu hаvеn't bееn gіvеn thе full ѕtоrу, but rather hаvе gotten ѕnірреtѕ of hеrоіс tales оr еvеntѕ lіkе the Bоѕtоn Tea Party. But nоw, fоr thе fіrѕt tіmе, уоu'll dіѕсоvеr thе true ѕtоrу behind one of thе mоѕt shocking сhарtеrѕ in thіѕ еrа of hіѕtоrу the plot to assassinate George Washington, then-general оf thе continental army аnd futurе first рrеѕіdеnt оf the Unіtеd States of America. Rерlеtе wіth a cast оf heroic frееdоm fighters, vіllаіnѕ аnd trаіtоrоuѕ turnсоаtѕ, thіѕ іѕ one еріс wаr story уоu wоn't wаnt to mіѕѕ. Yоu'll gо оn a jоurnеу tо discover thе сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ under whісh Gеоrgе Wаѕhіngtоn was elected tо lеаd thе nascent nation's fіrѕt-еvеr аrmу, and lеаrn аbоut thе сhаllеngеѕ he fасеd durіng hіѕ fіrѕt уеаr іn соmmаnd. In thіѕ drаmаtіс rеtеllіng оf true events, уоu'll get a fееl fоr thе risks, brutality аnd animosity оf this crucial period іn American history, and glіmрѕе the brutаl rеаlіtу оf colonial lіfе under Brіtіѕh rule. Rеаd оn to dіѕсоvеr -Why Gеоrgе Wаѕhіngtоn was еlесtеd gеnеrаl оf thе new соntіnеntаl army; -Whісh brutal Brіtіѕh Lоуаlіѕt аlmоѕt thwаrtеd hіm; and -How Wаѕhіngtоn dеаlt wіth thоѕе who bеtrауеd hіm
Examines the circumstantial evidence of a plot to kill President-elect Lincoln in Baltimore, including the plot's discovery, possible conspirators, and how the incident tarnished Lincoln's reputation and ultimately led to his death.
The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President Lincoln Everyone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, but few are aware of the original conspiracy to kill him four years earlier in 1861, literally on his way to Washington, D.C., for his first inauguration. The conspirators were part of a pro-Southern secret society that didn’t want an antislavery President in the White House. They planned an elaborate scheme to assassinate the brand new President in Baltimore as Lincoln’s inauguration train passed through en route to the Capitol. The plot was investigated by famed detective Allan Pinkerton, who infiltrated the group with undercover agents, including one of the first female private detectives in America. Had the assassination succeeded, there would have been no Lincoln Presidency, and the course of the Civil War and American history would have forever been altered.
It is the spring of 1885 and the Northwest Rebellion has broken out. Amid the chaos of the Battle of Batoche, a grisly act leaves Reuben Wake dead. A Metis man is arrested for the crime, but he claims innocence. When Durrant Wallace, sergeant in the North West Mounted Police, begins his own investigation into the man’s possible motives, he learns there were many who wanted Wake dead. What Durrant uncovers is a series of covert conspiracies surrounding Metis leader and prophet Louis Riel. And, during the week-long intermission in Riel’s trial, he sets a trap to find Wake’s true killer. The Third Riel Conspiracy is the second book in the Durrant Wallace Mysteries, a series of historical murder mysteries set during pivotal events in western Canada’s history.
With the 16th and 17th Century outbreaks of the Plague, came the arrests and executions of many hospital workers who were accused of conspiring to spread the disease. "Plagues, Poisons and Potions" contains a detailed study of this fascinating phenomenon associated with the Plague. It examines the courts and the part played by torture, as well as considering the socio-economic conditions of the workers, highlighting an early modern form of 'class warfare'.
Conspiracy theories, while not unique to the Middle East, are a salient feature of the political discourses of the region. Strongly reflecting and impacting on state-society relations and indigenous impressions of the world beyond the region, they affect how political behaviour within and among the states of the region is situated, structured, and controlled. Discounting the common pathological explanation for conspiracism, the author argues that a complex mix of political factors account for most conspiracy theories in the contemporary Arab world. The author argues that the region’s modern history, genuine conspiracies, the complex and oftentimes strained relationship between state and society, the role of the state and the mass media as conspiracy theorists, and the impacts of new technologies have all helped to develop and sustain conspiracist narratives. Drawing on a range of examples and cases, including the impacts of globalization, economic reform, weak state legitimacy, the war in Iraq, the Arab-Israeli issue, the rise of political Islamism, and internet and satellite television, the book illuminates the complex sources of conspiracy theories. Providing a comprehensive overview of this controversial topic, this book will appeal not only to students and scholars interested in Middle East studies, political science, globalization and conspiracy theories, but to anyone seeking an understanding of the region’s complex economic, social, and cultural dynamics.