George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington's Secret Six

The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, [2013], ℗2013
ISBN: 9781611762273
1611762278
Branch Call Number: 9.7341 Ki
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Yaeger, Don

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Authors, unless you are a humor writer blessed with brilliant comic timing, please don't read your own books. I realize Kilmeade ia a broadcast professional, but his narration is uneven and bombastic, punctuated by exaggerated emphases and ill timed breaths. The annoying audio drove me back to print. Good story, terrible delivery.

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Jan 20, 2015

A concise -- 5 audio CD -- treatise on General George Washington's leadership of the American New York-based troops in the 1776 era Revolutionary war, focusing on his reliance on a spy ring peopled by Americans who lived among the British, pretending to be loyalists. These American spies secretly reported in written code to General Washington on the British troop activities. Includes a short description of the types of message encryption techniques used, and an interesting side theme about the dishonorable activities of Benedict Arnold. This short volume presents little in the way of new information for the history buff, but it's ok for a causal read when nothing better can be found. Modestly recommended.

bbonier Jun 13, 2014

This is a very interesting account of the Culper Spy Ring, a network of citizen operatives who passed information to George Washington using a series of complex codes during the Revolutionary War, thus enabling victory for the American colonists. Unfortunately it is read by Brian Kilmeade who is one of the authors (something that I find is seldom good). He reads much too fast. I suggest you skip the audio on this one and read the book yourself. You'll get more out of it. I'm not much of a history buff, but this is concise enough to hold my interest and has just the right amount of detail.

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