George Washington's Secret Six

The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100090422
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101975015
Narrator/s: Brian Kilmeade
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British…before they, or anyone else, could discover their names. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger finally give Townsend and his fellow spies their proper due, telling the fascinating story of how they passed information to George Washington that turned the tide of the war. Using a network of citizen operatives that included a longshoreman, bartender, newspaper editor, housewife, tailor, and femme fatale, and employing a series of complex codes, the so-called Culper Spy Ring used sophisticated tactics to subvert the British. Based on previously unpublished research, George Washington's Secret Six is a gripping history of these amazing, anonymous Patriots who risked their lives for our freedom.

All formats/editions

Genre: History
Product Number EB00391836
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Sentinel
ISBN: #9780698137653

Professional reviews

"Brian Kilmeade clearly is excited by his subject, and the story of George Washington's spy ring during the American Revolution is indeed an exciting story. But in his narration of the book he cowrote, he needs to dial back some of that enthusiasm. He adds emphasis to passages and even words that don't warrant it. He also pauses at awkward and even unexpected points in sentences. In remarks at a book signing this would be acceptable, but in a book-length reading it becomes distracting. A more studied reading of the book, adding emphasis more judiciously, would have done the subject greater justice. To make the book longer, the authors include basic information about the American Revolution, which nearly all listeners will already know. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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