Curbside Plus Services include curbside pickup and in-person appointments for computer use and other library services. Please call a library to schedule.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two.

Returned items are quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

Washington's spies: the story of America's first spy ring

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Pub. Date:
2007
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780553804218
9780307418708
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDa8221db7-6845-3aa1-4d31-ee686c0ba751
Grouping Titlewashingtons spies the story of americas first spy ring
Grouping Authoralexander rose
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-03-02 04:16:33AM
Last Indexed2021-03-02 04:50:46AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780553804218

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorRose, Alexander, 1971-
author_displayRose, Alexander
available_at_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionNEW 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.
format_aacpleBook
format_category_aacpleBook
ida8221db7-6845-3aa1-4d31-ee686c0ba751
isbn9780307418708
9780553804218
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:89fdf8aa-5f31-4433-87d4-ffd171ab5f4e1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
last_indexed2021-03-02T09:50:46.901Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9780553804218
publishDate2006
2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:a409495BookBooksEnglishBantam Books, 2006.370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
overdrive:89fdf8aa-5f31-4433-87d4-ffd171ab5f4eeBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2007
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:89fdf8aa-5f31-4433-87d4-ffd171ab5f4e1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetEspionage -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Military intelligence -- United States -- History -- 18th century
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
Spies -- United States -- Biography
Spies -- United States -- History -- 18th century
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
title_displayWashington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring
title_fullWashington's Spies The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring / Alexander Rose
title_shortWashington's spies
title_subthe story of America's first spy ring
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Espionage
History
Military
Military intelligence
Nonfiction
Secret service
Spies