Title: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution
Author: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
Publishing Year: 2014
My Rating: 4 out of 5 (1 meaning I hated the book, 5 meaning I loved the book)
Disclaimer: This book was provided by Family Christian Stores for review. I was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved history – especially American history. As someone glued to the conservative political scene, I can’t help but spend time learning more about our Founding Fathers. With all this in mind, I was quite excited when Family Christian Stores gave the chance to review Brian Kilmeade’s George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution.
I have been really looking forward to this book, since for the past year or so most of what I have read are textbooks for seminary. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any pleasure reading. Let me say, this book did not disappoint. It’s a history lesson that captives you like a novel. I enjoyed the chance to sit down and enjoy it.
The book begins with the fledgling American rebels in a difficult situation. Capturing New York was the key to the British plan for victory and a loss Washington could not afford to lose. Greatly outnumbered, Washington realized he needed something else, some advantage to capitalize on. Intelligence gathering would be just the edge he believed would save this young nation from ultimate defeat.
Washington’s first attempts would end in catastrophe with an inexperienced Nathan Hale hung by the British. Next Washington would turn to Benjamin Tallmadge lead a spy ring that would hand him the info needed to eventually take bake New York. Tallmadge recruits his crew of unknown, yet Patriotic men and women who go undercover in the midst of the enemy at risk of certain death.
If you are into espionage and cloak-and-dagger type of tales, this is your book. If you are into history, this is your book. Even if you just enjoy stories of ordinary citizens stepping up and doing extraordinary feats out of love for their country, go out and buy this book!
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