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Washington's Spies : The Story of America's First Spy Ring
by Alexander Rose

Overview - Now a new original series on AMC
Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors--including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington.
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Overview
Now a new original series on AMC
Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors--including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington.
Previously published as "Washington's Spies"
"Alexander Rose tells this important story with style and wit."--Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joseph J. Ellis
"Fascinating . . . Spies proved to be the tipping point in the summer of 1778, helping Washington begin breaking the stalemate with the British. . . . Alexander] Rose's book brings to light their crucial help in winning American independence."--"Chicago Tribune"
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" Rose] captures the human dimension of spying, war and leadership . . . from the naive twenty-one-year-old Nathan Hale, who was captured and executed, to the quietly cunning Benjamin Tallmadge, who organized the ring in 1778, to the traitorous Benedict Arnold."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Rose gives us intrigue, crossed signals, derring-do, and a priceless slice of eighteenth-century life. Think of Alan Furst with muskets."--Richard Brookhiser, author of "Founding Father"
"A compelling portrait of a] rogues' gallery of barkeeps, misfits, hypochondriacs, part-time smugglers, and full-time neurotics that will remind every reader of the cast of a John le Carre novel."--Arthur Herman, "National Review"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780553392593
  • ISBN-10: 055339259X
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 369


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Books > History > United States - Revolutionary War
Books > History > Military - United States
Books > Political Science > Intelligence & Espionage

 
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