The first conspiracy the secret plot to kill George Washington
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Summary"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. 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"--
ContentsNew York, April 1776
Spies in Boston
"A bloody summer"
A most infernal plot
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Washington, George, 1732-1799 Assassination attempt, 1776
United States. Continental Army. Commander-in-Chief's Guard
Attempted assassination United States
Treason United States
Biography & Autobiography
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Secret service.
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Military intelligence.
|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Flatiron Books2019
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-399) and index.