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

Meltzer, Brad, (author.).
Large Print Book Large Print Book ([2018])
Description: 631 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
5 of 7 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield.
0 current holds with 7 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Large Print (Next to Reference Desk) LARGE PRINT 973.41 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/08/2019

  • ISBN: 9781432859596 (large print : hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1432859595 (large print : hbk.)
  • Edition: Large print edition.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The commander -- Spies in Boston -- A bloody summer -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
Summary:
"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.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.In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Mensch, Josh, (author.).
Alternate Title: Secret plot to kill George Washington
Citation: Meltzer, Brad. "The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington." Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

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