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The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, (electronic resource) | (electronic resource)

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The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington
Title
The first conspiracy
Title remainder
the secret plot to kill George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
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Language
eng
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. Praise for The First Conspiracy : "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." ?Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God "A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You'll love it." ?President George H.W. Bush "This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read." ?President Bill Clinton
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B@L
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Mensch, Josh
Dewey number
973.4/1092
Index
index present
LC call number
E312.25
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mensch, Josh
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  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • Attempted assassination
  • Treason
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • United States
  • United States
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The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, (electronic resource) | (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
ncludes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath
Control code
on1080734592
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250130341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
7F778312-1284-4406-8908-2368A9D27B1F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080734592
  • (OCoLC)1080734592
Label
The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch, (electronic resource) | (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
ncludes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath
Control code
on1080734592
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250130341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
7F778312-1284-4406-8908-2368A9D27B1F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1080734592
  • (OCoLC)1080734592

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