George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the by Thomas B. Allen
By Thomas B. Allen
Now in paperback—the award-winning nationwide Geographic publication that offers the untold tale of the invisible conflict at the back of the yankee Revolution. A riveting story of intrigue, spies, counterspies and mystery brokers, George Washington, Spymasteris a different and exciting account of 1 of crucial chapters in our nation's background. The compelling narrative finds the fantastic function performed by means of the 1st commander-in-chief, basic George Washington within the warfare of Independence. stick with the motion as 1775 dawns, and Washington unearths himself in deep trouble. At battle with Britain, the world's strongest empire, his ragtag military possesses just a couple of muskets, a few cannons, and no funds. The americans' in basic terms wish is to salary an invisible war—a struggle of spies, intelligence networks, and deception. input the shadowy global of double brokers, covert operations, codes and ciphers—a international so mystery that America's spymaster himself does not recognize the identities of a few of his brokers. Meet individuals of the elusive Culper Ring, discover a "mole" within the Sons of Liberty, and spot how invisible ink or even a clothesline are used to ship mystery messages. you may also use Washington's personal mystery codebook, released the following for the 1st time. adventure at shut quarters the successes and screw ups of the americans as they attempt to outwit the British. Meet the manager of covert operations, one Benjamin Franklin, and several striking gamers in America's mystery battle. writer Thomas B. Allen has sifted via dozens of old files and coded letters to discover the proof a couple of time shrouded in secrets and techniques. Archival paintings, coupled with energetic pen-and-ink sketches through kid's illustrator Cheryl Harness, element the entire motion and experience of this momentous story. just like the hugely acclaimed hardback, this little paperback is certain to have a huge effect at the mind's eye of readers far and wide.
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Explosive letters was Benjamin Franklin, who would become one of Americas most important secret agents. Throughout the Colonies, Patriots organized Committees of Correspondence. One of the most active was in Massachusetts. Founded by Sam 23 Adams, its members included John Hancock, a businessman and a smuggler, and two doctors, Benjamin Church and Joseph Warren. One of the three, we know now, was a British spy. These committees, just like modern intelligence agencies, operated openly by holding anti-tax meetings or printing propaganda and secretly by running spy networks.
George Washington, A g e n t 711. IN WHICH the general sets up a spy ring. I n December 1776 Washington's battered army, driven from New York, was scattered along the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River. On the New Jersey side, guarding Trenton, were Hessian soldiers hired by the British. The main British Army was spending the winter in New York. Old World armies did not fight in the winter; New World armies were expected to do the same. But Washington was desperate. He knew that his troops—and Congress-needed a victory.
The Revolution had scored a victory. 47 For a long time, no one knew how Washington the spymaster had aided Washington the general. While Honeyman was selling meat to the British and Hessians, he was gathering information—the location of camps, the number of troops, the roads without sentries. Washington had made him an agent long before, ordering him to pose as a Tory and to stay with the main British forces as they moved across New Jersey. Washington, of course, arranged for Honeyman's "escape" after getting his report.