Sunday, June 22, 2014

George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

5 of 5 stars  *****

Readers enjoy the true, secretive escapades of the Culper Ring who put their lives on the line to acquire pertinent information for General George Washington when New York City and Long Island are still colonies of England. It is this group of five men and one woman who give Washington an advantage over the world's most powerful army of the day. 

This spy ring is known today only because of the tedious investigation of a few history enthusiasts willing to spearhead the daunting task that uncovers documentation from conjecture and lore in search of truth. Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger are the passionate authors who acknowledge a team of others who apply their professional talents to this endeavor which makes for a most exciting read. The acknowledgements section at the end of the book is just as intriguing as the authors explain the significance of every contributor.

It is rare, today, to read a non-fiction American history that is full of new information which details covert operations during the birth of this nation. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution educates while entertaining anyone who is fortunate to read this book.