By Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. ISBN: 978-1595231031. Copyright 2013. Hardcover with 256 pages.
When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August, 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied; thanks in part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.
Washington realized that he couldn’t beat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secret intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So carefully guarded were the member’s identities that one spy’s name was not uncovered until the 20th century and one remains unknown today.
The secret six individuals turned the tide of war by moving messages from New York City across Long Island to General Washington’s headquarters.
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