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Author Meltzer, Brad, author.

Title The first conspiracy [text (large print)] : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

Publication Info. Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 973.41 MEL    DUE 05-28-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction.
Edition Large print edition.
Description 631 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print (16 point) rda
Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-627).
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.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Added Author Mensch, Josh, author.
Added Title Secret plot to kill George Washington
ISBN 9781432859596 (large print : hbk.) $35.99
1432859595 (large print : hbk.) $35.99

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