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"When 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 large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn't defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York..." ~ taken from the back cover of the book.
What an amazing story of intrigue and adventure of six amazing, ordinary people. I had a difficult time putting the book down at the office...(yup, I read at work). I enjoy reading about history and this book was not a disappointment. It never occurred to me that there were spies that helped General George Washington. I should have.
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger did a wonderful job of researching papers, journals, and letters to bring this story to life. If you enjoy reading and learning about the American Revolution, this book is for you!
(Disclaimer: I purchased this book for my own personal library. The authors did not ask me nor did they compensate me for my opinion)