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The Resource George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Label
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution
Title
George Washington's secret six
Title remainder
the spy ring that saved the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When General 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. Washington realized that he couldn't beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the members' identities that one spy's name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered enough information about the ring's activities to piece together evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have painted compelling portraits of George Washington's secret six: Robert Townsend, the reserved Quaker merchant and reporter who headed the Culper Ring, keeping his identity secret even from Washington; Austin Roe, the tavern keeper who risked his employment and his life in order to protect the mission; Caleb Brewster, the brash young longshoreman who loved baiting the British and agreed to ferry messages between Connecticut and New York; Abraham Woodhull, the curmudgeonly (and surprisingly nervous) Long Island bachelor with business and family excuses for traveling to Manhattan; James Rivington, the owner of a posh coffeehouse and print shop where high-ranking British officers gossiped about secret operations; Agent 355, a woman whose identity remains unknown but who seems to have used her wit and charm to coax officers to share vital secrets
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Kilmeade, Brian
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Index
index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.K55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yaeger, Don
  • OverDrive, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Townsend, Robert
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • United States
  • New York (State)
Label
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hold New York, win the war -- The need for a spy ring -- Launching the ring -- Crossing the sound -- The ring springs into action -- Townsend joins the fight -- Creating a code -- Mounting tensions and double-dealings -- Title TK -- Expeþdition particulière -- Benedict and Peggy -- Negotiations and treachery -- The deal is done -- Another spy at the gallows -- The ring in peril -- The beginning of the end -- Retaking New York at last -- Life after the ring
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698137653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ca402d09-a316-4e57-8610-c8515ee11b5d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861518890
  • (OCoLC)ocn861518890
  • 966582
Label
George Washington's secret six : the spy ring that saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hold New York, win the war -- The need for a spy ring -- Launching the ring -- Crossing the sound -- The ring springs into action -- Townsend joins the fight -- Creating a code -- Mounting tensions and double-dealings -- Title TK -- Expeþdition particulière -- Benedict and Peggy -- Negotiations and treachery -- The deal is done -- Another spy at the gallows -- The ring in peril -- The beginning of the end -- Retaking New York at last -- Life after the ring
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698137653
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ca402d09-a316-4e57-8610-c8515ee11b5d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861518890
  • (OCoLC)ocn861518890
  • 966582

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