Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

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Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
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AuthorAlexander Rose
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherBantam Books
Publication date
April 25, 2006
Media typePrint (hardcover and paperback)
Pages384 pp (first edition)
ISBN978-0553804218

Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring (2006) is a history book by Alexander Rose,[1] based on the stories of four real-life childhood friends who formed the Culper spy ring that affected the course of the Revolutionary War.[2][3] In an interview with the National Review, Rose stated he used the website of the Library of Congress to research the letters by George Washington and those in the Culper Ring, as well as newspapers from the time period and various writings left by those involved.[4][5]

Television adaptation[edit]

The book was adapted into the AMC period drama series, Turn: Washington's Spies, which premiered April 6, 2014. The series stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull, Seth Numrich as Benjamin Tallmadge, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster and Heather Lind as Anna Strong, with Ian Kahn as George Washington.

Reception[edit]

The Chicago Tribune called it "fascinating".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose, Alexander (2006). Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring (First ed.). New York City: Bantam Books. ISBN 978-0553804218.
  2. ^ Dayton, Lee. "TURN: Origins Comic Now Online". AMC. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Sinha-Roy, Piya (Apr 4, 2014). "George Washington's spy ring comes alive in AMC drama 'Turn'". Reuters. Los Angeles. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "George W's Spooks". National Review. 19 June 2006.
  5. ^ a b "Spies helped Americans win Revolutionary War". Chicago Tribune.

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