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The Resource Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose

Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose

Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring
Title
Washington's spies
Title remainder
the story of America's first spy ring
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Rose
Title variation
Washingtons spies
Title variation remainder
the story of Americas first spy ring
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1778, General Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy's battle plans. Washington's band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged to let him retire but always came through in the end. Personally guiding these everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn't spy, he possessed a talent for deception--and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. Historian Rose tells an unknown story of the Revolution--the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners--that has never appeared in the history books
Summary
A look at the role of espionage during the American Revolution chronicles the exploits of a small ring of spies working for George Washington and centered in New York
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
164233
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, Alexander
Dewey number
973.3/85
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E279
LC item number
.R67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Military intelligence
  • Espionage
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of America's first spy ring
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2542629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553804218
Lccn
2006042655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780553804218
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm64230502
Label
Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring, Alexander Rose
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2542629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553804218
Lccn
2006042655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780553804218
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm64230502

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