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

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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Author Thomas B. Allen has sifted through dozens of historical documents and coded letters to uncover the facts about a time shrouded in secrets.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.

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This fascinating new book takes readers into the secret world behind the Revolutionary War in which they can follow the escapades of spies and intelligence agents of the time and learn about the methods used in wartime espionage. Illustrations. Maps.

About the Author

Thomas B. Allen is the author of 30 books on subjects ranging from military history to sharks. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, where is a founding member of the Writer's Center. Visit Thomas B. Allen on the web at www.tballen.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426300417
Author:
Allen, Thomas B
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Illustrator:
Harness, Cheryl
Author:
Allen, Thomas B.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - U.S. Presidents & First Ladies
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
revolutionary war;history;george washington;american revolution;biography;non-fiction;war;espionage;american history;juvenile;children s;spy
Subject:
revolutionary war;history;george washington;biography;american revolution;war;espionage;non-fiction;adventure;historical;american history;juvenile;children s;spy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
How the Americans Ou
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.88x5.04x.50 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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