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The Resource Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose

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

Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring
Title
Washington's spies
Title remainder
the story of America's first spy ring
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Rose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1778, General Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy's battle plans. Washington's 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 a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged to let him retire but always came through in the end. Personally guiding these everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn't spy, he possessed a talent for deception--and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. Historian Rose tells an unknown story of the Revolution--the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners--that has never appeared in the history books.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Alexander
Dewey number
973.3/85
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.R67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Military intelligence
  • Espionage
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Espionage
  • Military intelligence
  • Spies
  • New York (State)
  • United States
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-361)
Contents
"As subtil & deep as Hell itself" : Nathan Hale and the spying game -- The year of the hangman -- Genesis of the Culper Ring -- 711 and the sympathetic stain -- The man of parts and halves -- The adventures of the Culper Ring -- On his majesty's secret service -- Spyhunters and whaleboatmen -- The wilderness of mirrors -- Epilogue : "Lord, now lettest thou thy servants depart in peace."
Control code
ocm64230502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 p.
Isbn
9780553804218
Lccn
2006042655
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64230502
  • (OCoLC)64230502
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-361)
Contents
"As subtil & deep as Hell itself" : Nathan Hale and the spying game -- The year of the hangman -- Genesis of the Culper Ring -- 711 and the sympathetic stain -- The man of parts and halves -- The adventures of the Culper Ring -- On his majesty's secret service -- Spyhunters and whaleboatmen -- The wilderness of mirrors -- Epilogue : "Lord, now lettest thou thy servants depart in peace."
Control code
ocm64230502
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
370 p.
Isbn
9780553804218
Lccn
2006042655
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64230502
  • (OCoLC)64230502

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