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

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Material Type
Large Print Book
Author
Meltzer, Brad,
Publication Info.
[Waterville, Maine] : Large Print Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2020]
Publication Info.
©2018

Details

Edition
Large print edition.
Description
629 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Physical Medium
large print (16 point)
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 551-627).
Contents
The commander -- Spies in Boston -- A bloody summer -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
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"--Provided by publisher.
Subject
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 intelligence.
Large type books.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Assassination attempt, 1776.
Washington, George, 1732-1799
United States. Continental Army. Commander-in-Chief's Guard.
Treason.
Secret service.
Military intelligence.
Large type books.
Attempted assassination.
United States.
American Revolution (United States : 1775-1783)
Chronological Term
1775-1783
Genre/Form
History.
Large type books.
History.
Added Author
Mensch, Josh,
Added Title
Secret plot to kill George Washington
ISBN
9781432873172 (large print) (softcover)
1432873172 (large print) (softcover)