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George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

33 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

An easy-flowing short read, full facts without bogging down in m

An easy-flowing short read, full facts without bogging down in minutia. History buffs will enjoy details of the way spies of the time operated and passed on the results of their intrigue, as well as details of the British plots and near misses, including Benedict Arnol...
An easy-flowing short read, full facts without bogging down in minutia. History buffs will enjoy details of the way spies of the time operated and passed on the results of their intrigue, as well as details of the British plots and near misses, including Benedict Arnold. The rest of us learn more about the early years of the birth of our nation, men and women who risked all, and how close we came to failure.

The Loyalists and the Patriots each had spies during the American Revolution. Relying on historical documents and previous research, the authors follow a group known at the Culpers that operated on Long Island, in New York City, and in Connecticut during the British occupation of NYC 1776 -1783. Their names were known to but a necessary few at the time -- thorough historical research has ultimately revealed all but one, agent 355, a woman.


posted by eagle3tx on November 8, 2013

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6 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Caution, not everything in this book is true.

This book is a very difficult book to read because his accurate accounts are overshadowed by some astounding inaccuracies. I have found myself checking primary sources in order to counter some of his more outrageous statements. By the author's own admission, conversat...
This book is a very difficult book to read because his accurate accounts are overshadowed by some astounding inaccuracies. I have found myself checking primary sources in order to counter some of his more outrageous statements. By the author's own admission, conversations were made up, therefore this book should be classified as fiction.

posted by HistoricalJustice on January 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    3 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Recommend

    Enjoyed this book. Would recommend to those who are history buffs. It is interesting to know that the "concept" that were used by the "six" are or have been used to create our own systems.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Worth the time to read.

    Brian Kilmeade records in detail facts about the revolutionary war not included in the school books we all read. Yes, there was espionage during the revolutionary war. One wonders if there ever was a war without it. Highly unlikely. Get the book and decide for yourself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Historical fiction

    This book is an interesting, easy read that fails in that the author makes bold and unfounded statements that purport to be historical fact.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Pretty good to keep interest

    I am not a revolutionary buff, but was intriged enough by cover to read. Made it through, learned a lot and feel good for the history lessons I didn't get in high school.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2013

    Just ok for me.

    Too full of history leading up to story. I thought they'd get down to business and tell the spy part right away. I am sure it is a good book, but history is not my thing. But spy stuff is.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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