George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger is the story of six unsung heroes of American Revolution who worked ferociously at the risk of their life to spy upon the British forces helped General Washington to recover New York City from British.
Those six unsung heroes of American Revolution were Austin Roe, Caleb Brewster, Abraham Woodhull, James Rivington,a woman known now (and largely then) only as Agent 355 with Robert Townsend as in charge, made up the Culper Ring, a small band of fervent patriots whose contributions to the success of the American war effort cannot be overstated.
Washington correctly judged that he cannot adequately respond to strong British army power, and instead he conceived a plan to form secret group of people whose task will be to sneak into New York.
The authors Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger has conducted an extensive and intensive research and study on all the members of Culper Ring and give them the shape of this book.
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger did an excellent job both in collecting all these long hidden information and conveying portraits of six brave people who changed the tide of American Revolution. The book is very gripping and an eye opener.
Verdict: Must Read. A book with such disclosing historical facts could not be missed.
In the year 2007 a similar book named Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose was published. This book is also a good read and gives some mind grappling insights.
But George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger has done even deeper research into it. Moreover it is the tribute to those six unsung heroes of the American Revolution. A reason why this George Washington’s Secret Six was loved by readers more and is a bestseller.