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George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War by Thomas B Allen Online



George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War

George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War

  • Title: George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War
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  • ISBN : 9781426300417
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 192 pages


Now in paperback the award winning National Geographic book that presents the untold story of the invisible war behind the American Revolution A riveting tale of intrigue, spies, counterspies and secret agents, George Washington, Spymasteris a unique and entertaining account of one of the most important chapters in our nation s history The compelling narrative reveals th Now in paperback the award winning National Geographic book that presents the untold story of the invisible war behind the American Revolution A riveting tale of intrigue, spies, counterspies and secret agents, George Washington, Spymasteris a unique and entertaining account of one of the most important chapters in our nation s history The compelling narrative reveals the surprising role played by the first commander in chief, General George Washington in the War of Independence Follow the action as 1775 dawns, and Washington finds himself in serious trouble At war with Britain, the world s most powerful empire, his ragtag army possesses only a few muskets, some cannons, and no money The Americans only hope is to wage an invisible war a war of spies, intelligence networks, and deception Enter the shadowy world of double agents, covert operations, codes and ciphers a world so secret that America s spymaster himself doesn t know the identities of some of his agents Meet members of the elusive Culper Ring, uncover a mole in the Sons of Liberty, and see how invisible ink and even a clothesline are used to send secret messages You can even use Washington s own secret codebook, published here for the first time Experience at close quarters the successes and failures of the Americans as they strive to outwit the British Meet the chief of covert operations, one Benjamin Franklin, and several other surprising players in America s secret war Author Thomas B Allen has sifted through dozens of historical documents and coded letters to uncover the facts about a time shrouded in secrets Archival art, coupled with lively pen and ink sketches by children s illustrator Cheryl Harness, detail all the action and adventure of this momentous tale Like the highly acclaimed hardback, this little paperback is sure to have a big impact on the imagination of readers everywhere.National Geographic supports K 12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org commoncore for information


Author Thomas B Allen

Thomas B Allen s writings range from articles for National Geographic Magazine to books on espionage and military history.He is the father of




George Washington, Spymaster: How the Americans Outspied the British and Won the Revolutionary War Reviews (31)

  • My husband insisted on buying this book at the Mount Vernon bookshop even though it is intended for children Well, I ended up reading it before he did and found it to be an easy, enjoyable read about spies during the Revolutionary War This is exactly the kind of book that I enjoyed as a child I LOVE [..]

  • George Washington was a SPY One simple thought struck me about halfway through this book this is not the Revolutionary War I learned about when I was a kid Not even close I vaguely remember learning about the many problems folks in America had with King George so many, in fact, that they made a list [..]

  • Military secrets Double agents Undercover missions Betrayal, intrigue espionage.If any of that up there sounded exciting to you, or if you happen to be a fan of the American War for Independence, then George Washington, Spymaster is the book for you Most books about the American Revolu [..]

  • For a man who couldn t tell a lie, Washington was pretty deceptive.Also, he didn t tolerate the deception of others very well, as there were a lot of hangings going on.The book doesn t deal with Washington as much as it does the spies he handled I m using handled there ambiguously did you catch that [..]

  • This was a fun little history book for older elementary school kids I thought it covered a lot of material and was enjoyable. [..]

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