Washington's Spies

Washington's Spies
Author: Alexander Rose
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780307418708
ISBN 13: 0307418707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Washington's Spies Book Review:

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.

Washington's Spies

Washington's Spies
Author: Alexander Rose
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 055339259X
ISBN 13: 9780553392593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington's Secret Six
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 0698137655
ISBN 13: 9780698137653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355 “This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here’s the action.” —BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded 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.

Summary and Analysis of Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

Summary and Analysis of Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 1504046366
ISBN 13: 9781504046367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary and Analysis of Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring Book Review:

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 (Totally True Adventures)

George Washington's Spies (Totally True Adventures)
Author: Claudia Friddell
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 0399550798
ISBN 13: 9780399550799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


George Washington's Spies (Totally True Adventures) Book Review:

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!

Spy Sites of Washington, DC

Spy Sites of Washington, DC
Author: H. Keith Melton,Robert Wallace
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN 10: 1626163820
ISBN 13: 9781626163829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spy Sites of Washington, DC Book Review:

Washington, DC, stands at the epicenter of world espionage. Mapping this history from the halls of government to tranquil suburban neighborhoods reveals scoresof dead drops, covert meeting places, and secret facilities—a constellation ofclandestine sites unknown to even the most avid history buffs. Until now. Spy Sites of Washington, DC traces more than two centuries of secret history from the Mount Vernon study of spymaster George Washington to the Cleveland Park apartment of the “Queen of Cuba.” In 220 main entries as well as listings for dozens more spy sites, intelligence historians Robert Wallace and H. Keith Melton weave incredible true stories of derring-do and double-crosses that put even the best spy fiction to shame. Maps and more than three hundred photos allow readers to follow in the winding footsteps of moles and sleuths, trace the covert operations that influenced wars hot and cold, and understand the tradecraft traitors and spies alike used in the do-or-die chess games that have changed the course of history. Informing and entertaining, Spy Sites of Washington, DC is the comprehensive guidebook to the shadow history of our nation’s capital.

George Washington's Spy

George Washington's Spy
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0545415160
ISBN 13: 9780545415163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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This historic time-travel fantasy is a riveting sequel to a bestselling classic. Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time--to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family. The pox is rampant; danger lies around every corner--and there's no hope for returning home to their own time. How will these seven children survive? Readers will relish the nonstop action and humorous dialogue in this riveting sequel to Woodruff's bestselling novel, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS.

Eyes on Spies

Eyes on Spies
Author: Amy B. Zegart
Publsiher: Hoover Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 081791286X
ISBN 13: 9780817912864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Eyes on Spies Book Review:

Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congress—the institution, not the parties or personalities—showing how Congress has collectively and persistently tied its own hands in overseeing intelligence.

The Final Sale of the Relics of General Washington

The Final Sale of the Relics of General Washington
Author: Lawrence Washington
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082413125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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George Washington's Secret Spy War

George Washington's Secret Spy War
Author: John A. Nagy
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 1250096820
ISBN 13: 9781250096821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


George Washington's Secret Spy War Book Review:

George Washington was America’s first spymaster, and his skill as a spymaster won the war for independence. George Washington’s Secret Spy War is the untold story of how George Washington took a disorderly, ill-equipped rabble and defeated the best trained and best equipped army of its day in the Revolutionary War. Author John A. Nagy has become the nation’s leading expert on the subject, discovering hundreds of spies who went behind enemy lines to gather intelligence during the American Revolution, many of whom are completely unknown to most historians. Using George Washington’s diary as the primary source, Nagy tells the story of Washington’s experiences during the French and Indian War and his first steps in the field of espionage. Despite what many believe, Washington did not come to the American Revolution completely unskilled in this area of warfare. Espionage was a skill he honed during the French and Indian war and upon which he heavily depended during the Revolutionary War. He used espionage to level the playing field and then exploited it on to final victory. Filled with thrilling and never-before-told stories from the battlefield and behind enemy lines, this is the story of how Washington out-spied the British. For the first time, readers will discover how espionage played a major part in the American Revolution and why Washington was a master at orchestrating it.

Founding Father

Founding Father
Author: Richard Brookhiser
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1997-02-22
ISBN 10: 0684831422
ISBN 13: 9780684831428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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A revisionist biography of George Washington chronicles his quarter-century career in public life, from his heroic deeds as a leader through the legacy that has been passed down to his political descendants

The Story of Secret Service

The Story of Secret Service
Author: Richard Wilmer Rowan
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 752
Release: 1937
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004229699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Spies of No Country

Spies of No Country
Author: Matti Friedman
Publsiher: Signal
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0771038836
ISBN 13: 9780771038839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Spies of No Country Book Review:

From the award-winning and critically-acclaimed author of Pumpkinflowers, the never-before-told story of the mysterious "Arab Section": the Jewish-"Arab" spies who, under deep cover in Beirut as refugees, helped the new State of Israel win the War of Independence. In his third non-fiction book, Matti Friedman introduces us to four unknown young men who are caught up in the fraught events surrounding the birth of Israel in 1948 and drawn into secret lives, becoming the nucleus of Israel's intelligence service. The tiny, amateur unit known as the "Arab Section" was conceived during WWII by British spies and by Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. Consisting of Jews from Arab countries who could pass as Arabs, it was meant to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage and assassinations. When the first Jewish-Arab war erupted in 1948 and Palestinian refugees began fleeing the fighting, a small number of Section agents disguised as refugees joined the exodus. They fled to Beirut, where they spent the next two years under cover, sending messages back to Israel over a radio antenna disguised as a clothesline. Of the dozen men in the unit at the war's beginning, five were caught and executed. Espionage, John le Carré once wrote, is the "secret theater of our society." Spies of No Country is not just a spy story, but a surprising window into the nature of Israel--a country that sees itself as belonging to the story of Europe, but where more than half of the population is native to the Middle East. Starring complicated characters with slippery identities moving in the shadow of great events, Spies of No Country tells a very different story about what Israel is and how it was created.

The Spy

The Spy
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044021205059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Irregulars

The Irregulars
Author: Jennet Conant
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-09-08
ISBN 10: 0743294599
ISBN 13: 9780743294591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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A best-selling account describes the intelligence operations of allied forces during World War II as experienced by wounded RAF pilot Roald Dahl, a patriot who infiltrated the upper reaches of Georgetown society and worked with such figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and spy chief William Stephenson to influence U.S. policy in favor of England. Reprint.

Cooper's Novels: The spy

Cooper's Novels: The spy
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1859
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105007307031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Bureau of Spies

Bureau of Spies
Author: Steven T. Usdin
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1633884775
ISBN 13: 9781633884779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bureau of Spies Book Review:

Brings to light the long history of spies posing as journalists in Washington. Covert intelligence gathering, propaganda, fake news stories, dirty tricks--these tools of spy craft have been used for seven decades by agents hiding in plain sight in Washington's National Press Building. This revealing book tells the story of espionage conducted by both US and foreign intelligence operatives just blocks from the White House. Journalist Steven T. Usdin details how spies for Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, the Soviet Union, and the CIA have operated from the offices, corridors, and bars of this well-known press center to collect military, political, and commercial secrets. As the author's extensive research shows, efforts to influence American elections by foreign governments are nothing new, and WikiLeaks is not the first antisecrecy group to dump huge quantities of classified data into the public domain. Among other cases, the book documents the work of a journalist who created a secret intelligence organization that reported directly to President Franklin Roosevelt and two generations of Soviet spies who operated undercover as TASS reporters and ran circles around the FBI. The author also reveals the important roles played by journalists in the Cuban missile crisis, and presents information about a spy involved in the Watergate break-in who had earlier spied on Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater for then-President Lyndon Johnson. Based on interviews with retired CIA, NSA, FBI, and KGB officers, as well as declassified and leaked intelligence documents, this fascinating historical narrative shows how the worlds of journalism and intelligence sometimes overlap and highlights the ethical quandaries that espionage invariably creates.

The Home of Washington and Its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial

The Home of Washington and Its Associations, Historical, Biographical, and Pictorial
Author: Benson John Lossing
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1866
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BML:37001100406847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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George Washington's Spy

George Washington's Spy
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0545415160
ISBN 13: 9780545415163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


George Washington's Spy Book Review:

This historic time-travel fantasy is a riveting sequel to a bestselling classic. Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time--to Boston in 1776! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere! While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family. The pox is rampant; danger lies around every corner--and there's no hope for returning home to their own time. How will these seven children survive? Readers will relish the nonstop action and humorous dialogue in this riveting sequel to Woodruff's bestselling novel, GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SOCKS.

Red Spy Queen

Red Spy Queen
Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-11-03
ISBN 10: 0807862177
ISBN 13: 9780807862179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Red Spy Queen Book Review:

When Elizabeth Bentley slunk into an FBI field office in 1945, she was thinking only of saving herself from NKGB assassins who were hot on her trail. She had no idea that she was about to start the greatest Red Scare in U.S. history. Bentley (1908-1963) was a Connecticut Yankee and Vassar graduate who spied for the Soviet Union for seven years. She met with dozens of highly placed American agents who worked for the Soviets, gathering their secrets and stuffing sensitive documents into her knitting bag. But her Soviet spymasters suspected her of disloyalty--and even began plotting to silence her forever. To save her own life, Bentley decided to betray her friends and comrades to the FBI. Her defection effectively shut down Soviet espionage in the United States for years. Despite her crucial role in the cultural and political history of the early Cold War, Bentley has long been overlooked or underestimated by historians. Now, new documents from Russian and American archives make it possible to assess the veracity of her allegations. This long overdue biography rescues Elizabeth Bentley from obscurity and tells her dramatic life story.