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“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened
in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret
six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies
represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their
country but, because of the nature of their work, will not or
cannot take a bow or even talk about their missions.”—Brian
Kilmeade

When General George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York
City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might
soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to
a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring.

Washington realized that he couldn’t beat the British with
military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply
secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. So
carefully guarded were the members’ identities that one spy’s
name was not uncovered until the twentieth century, and
one remains unknown today. But by now, historians have discovered
enough information about the ring’s activities to piece together
evidence that these six individuals turned the tide of the war.

Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have
painted compelling portraits of George Washington’s secret six:

* Robert Townsend, the reserved Quaker merchant and reporter who
headed the Culper Ring, keeping his identity secret even from
Washington;
* Austin Roe, the tavern keeper who risked his employment and his
life in order to protect the mission;
* Caleb Brewster, the brash young longshoreman who loved baiting
the British and agreed to ferry messages between Connecticut and
New York;
* Abraham Woodhull, the curmudgeonly (and surprisingly nervous)
Long Island bachelor with business and family excuses for
traveling to Manhattan;
* James Rivington, the owner of a posh coffeehouse and print shop
where high-ranking British officers gossiped about secret
operations;
* Agent 355, a woman whose identity remains unknown but who seems
to have used her wit and charm to coax officers to share vital
secrets.

In George Washington’s Secret Six, Townsend and his fellow spies
finally receive their due, taking their place among the pantheon
of heroes of the American Revolution.

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