George Washington, Spymaster: How The Americans Outspied The British And Won The Revolutionary War
- Number of Pages: 192
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Now in paperback— the award-winning National Geographic book that presents the untold story from the invisible war behind the American Revolution. Follow the action as 1775 dawns, and Washington finds himself in serious trouble. Meet the chief of covert operations, one Benjamin Franklin, and quite a few other surprising players in America's secret war. Like the very acclaimed hardback, this tiny paperback is sure to have a big impact on the imagination of readers everywhere. The Americans' only hope is to wage an invisible war— a war of spies, intelligence networks, and deception. Author Thomas B. Allen has sifted by way of dozens of historical documents and coded letters to uncover the facts about a time shrouded in secrets. Meet members from the elusive Culper Ring, uncover a"mole"inside the Sons of Liberty, and see how invisible ink as well as a clothesline are employed to send secret messages. Enter the shadowy world of double agents, covert operations, codes and ciphers— a world so secret that America's spymaster himself doesn't know the identities of some of his agents. At war with Britain, the world's most efficient empire, his ragtag army possesses only a handful of muskets, some cannons, and no money. Archival art, coupled with lively pen-and-ink sketches by children's illustrator Cheryl Harness, detail all the action and adventure of this momentous tale. The compelling narrative reveals the surprising function played by the 1st commander-in-chief, General George Washington inside the War of Independence. Experience at close quarters the successes and failures from the Americans as they strive to outwit the British. A riveting tale of intrigue, spies, counterspies and secret agents, George Washington, Spymasteris a exclusive and entertaining account of among basically the most crucial chapters in our nation's history. From the Trade Paperback edition. You can even use Washington's personal secret codebook, published here for the really first time.
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