When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York.
Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies: a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.
About the Author
Brian Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the nationally syndicated radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. The author of two previous books about sports, he lives on Long Island.
Don Yaeger has written twenty-three books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
"This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here's the action."
—BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded
“A powerful new book...that reads like a modern-day spy thriller."
“The tale of patriotism and daring."
—THE WASHINGTON TIMES
“A fascinating read, highlighting some of our nation's unknown heroes."
—GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL (U.S. Army, retired)