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The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

Author/Creator:
Meltzer, Brad, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Assassination attempt, 1776.
Tryon, William, 1729-1788.
Hickey, Thomas, 1749?-1776.
United States. Continental Army. Commander-in-Chief's Guard.
Washington, George 1732-1799 -- Assassination attempt, 1776.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
American Revolution (1775-1783).
Attempted assassination -- United States.
Treason -- United States.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence.
Attempted assassination.
Military intelligence.
Secret service.
Treason.
United States.
Local subjects:
United States Continental Army Commander-in-Chief's Guard. (search)
Attempted assassination -- United States. (search)
Treason -- United States. (search)
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service. (search)
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligence. (search)
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
History.
Nonfiction.
Summary:
"In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington--and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prologue: New York, April 1776
The commander
Spies in Boston
"A bloody summer"
A most infernal plot
Sacricide
Aftermath.
Notes:
Map on endpaper.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-399) and index.
Contributor:
Mensch, Josh, author.
ISBN:
9781250130334
1250130336
9781250130341 (ebook)
OCLC:
1057733640
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