Thursday, December 31, 2020

George Washington's Secret Six. Spy Ring. American Revolution. by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar

George Washington's Secret Six. The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution. by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaegar

I enjoyed this quite a bit... an entertaining and informative read.

"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."