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Washington S Spies
Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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 the spy. From the Hardcover edition.

George Washington S Spies  Totally True Adventures
Author: Claudia Friddell
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2016-12-27
Pages: 112
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Think you know everything about Washington? Think again. During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington (AKA “Agent 711”) was the leader of a ring of spies! The group—called the Culper Ring—used secret names, codes, invisible ink, and more to spy on the British and pass along information. Nobody knew about it at the time (and few do so today), but those sneaky heroes risked their lives to help win the American Revolution! Illustrated throughout in black and white, with an appendix that includes photographs, bonus content, and links to primary source materials, this Totally True Adventures series book is ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. It’s a thrilling read—made even better because it really happened!

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
Pages: 30
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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 Spies On Long Island And In New York
Author: Morton Pennypacker
Publisher:
Release Date: 1939
Pages: 302
ISBN:
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Washington S Spies
Author: Collin P. Emmert
Publisher:
Release Date: 2017
Pages:
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General Washington S Spies On Long Island And In New York
Author: Morton Pennypacker
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Prisoners  Lovers    Spies
Author: Kristie Macrakis
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Pages: 392
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

A Companion To George Washington
Author: Edward G. Lengel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Pages: 640
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Utilizing new primary source material from the Papers of GeorgeWashington, a documentary editing project dedicated to thetranscription and publication of original documents, A Companionto George Washington features a collection of original readingsfrom scholars and popular historians that shed new light on allaspects of the life of George Washington. Provides readers with new insights into previously neglectedaspects of Washington's life Features original essays from top scholars and popularhistorians Based on new research from thousands of previously unpublishedletters to and from Washington

Revolutionary War Quiz And Fact Book
Author: Jonathan N. Hall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Pages: 272
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A question-and-answer book about all aspects of the Revolutionary War period including, details of major battles, facts about patriots, and the War of 1812

Studies In Intelligence  Journal Of The American Intelligence Professional  V  53  No  4  December 2009
Author: Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Release Date: 2010-02
Pages: 94
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Provides sections on: historical perspectives; intelligence today and tomorrow; and intelligence in public media. Includes several book reviews. The cover article is by Terrence J. Finnegan and is about "Military Intelligence at the Front, 1914-1918."