George Washingtons Secret Six
When the Continental Army beat a hasty retreat from New York in August 1776, many thought the Revolution was doomed. Instead, General Washington rallied, thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. This surprisingly sophisticated team spied on the British leaders while also spreading misinformation about Washington’s plans. Their spycraft was centuries ahead of its time.
Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have written a fascinating book about the six civilians who turned the tide of the war, among them a Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, the owner of a posh coffeehouse, and a woman who used her wit and charm to coax British officers to share vital secrets. This gripping true story finally elevates the secret six to their rightful place among the pantheon of American heroes.