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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
Author
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.R67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 adventure 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
ocn148628378
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam trade paperback edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780553383294
Lccn
2010281176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148628378
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 adventure 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
ocn148628378
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Bantam trade paperback edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780553383294
Lccn
2010281176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148628378

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