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The first conspiracy, the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch - hardcover

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Summary
"In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted and relied on them, but unbeknownst to him, some of the guards were part of a treasonous plan. In the early months of the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York and Mayor of New York City, launched a deadly scheme against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot against George Washington and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how difficult the battle was for George Washington--and how close America was to losing the war. Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and little-known piece of American history. The story not only reveals George Washington's character and leadership in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds against British forces but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence agencies."--Dust jacket
Table Of Contents
New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Note
Map on endpaper
Physical Description
x, 413 pages, illustrations, 25 cm
Isbn
9781250130334

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