Turn: Washingtonas Spies ac Now a new original series on AMC Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrorsaincluding the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington. Praise for Washingtonas Spies aAlexander Rose tells this important story with style and wit.aaPulitzer Prizeawinning author Joseph J. Ellis aFascinating . . . Spies proved to be the tipping point in the summer of 1778, helping Washington begin breaking the stalemate with the British. . . . [Alexander] Roseas book brings to light their crucial help in winning American independence.aaChicago Tribune a[Rose] captures the human dimension of spying, war and leadership . . . from the naive twenty-one-year-old Nathan Hale, who was captured and executed, to the quietly cunning Benjamin Tallmadge, who organized the ring in 1778, to the traitorous Benedict Arnold.aaThe Wall Street Journal aRose gives us intrigue, crossed signals, derring-do, and a priceless slice of eighteenth-century life. Think of Alan Furst with muskets.aaRichard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father aA compelling portrait of [a] roguesa gallery of barkeeps, misfits, hypochondriacs, part-time smugglers, and full-time neurotics that will remind every reader of the cast of a John le CarrAc novel.aaArthur Herman, National Review From the Trade Paperback edition.Praise for Washingtonas Spies aAlexander Rose tells this important story with style and wit.aaPulitzer Prizeawinning author Joseph J. Ellis aFascinating . . .
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