When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many assumed the American Revolution was over. Realizing he could never beat the British military with might alone, Washington instead turned to a network of spies to out-maneuver his opponents. Tapping previously unpublished research, Fox News Channel’s Brian Kilmeade and co-author Don Yaeger uncover the gripping history of six amazing Patriots – dubbed by George Washington the Culper Spy Ring – who risked their lives for our freedom. So carefully guarded were the members’ identities that one spy’s name was not uncovered until the 20th Century, and one remains unknown to this day.
George Washington’s Secret Six recounts the methods, bravery, cunning, near misses and incredible success of the Culper Spy Ring. From a reserved Quaker merchant, to a woman who used her feminine charm to coax officers to share vital secrets, to a tavern keeper as well as a young longshoreman who loved baiting the British, this is the story of ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things.
Brian Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the nationally syndicated radio show Kilmeade & Friends. A resident of Long Island, he is the author of two previous books on sports.
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