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

By: Meltzer, Brad [author.]
Contributor(s): Mensch, Josh [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2019Edition: First editionDescription: x, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781250130334; 1250130336Subject(s): Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Assassination attempt, 1776 | United States. Continental Army. Commander-in-Chief's Guard | Attempted assassination -- United States | Treason -- United States | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Military intelligenceGenre/Form: Nonfiction.DDC classification: 973.4/1092 LOC classification: E312.25 | .M45 2019
Contents:
New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
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.
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"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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.

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