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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (edição 2019)

por Brad Meltzer (Autor)

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"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"--… (mais)
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Título:The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Autores:Brad Meltzer (Autor)
Informação:Flatiron Books (2019), Edition: Reprint, 432 pages
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Is this completely nonfiction or is there some fiction added in? The author states he wanted at first to write a spy novel. Whatever this is, one or the other or a hybrid, it was fascinating to read of a little-known incident in American history: in the earlier years of the Revolution, the possible assassination [or kidnapping] of George Washington, blowing up powder magazines, and sabotage of the colonials' cannons. This was masterminded by the Tory governor of New York, with the mayor of New York City heavily involved. Also some of Washington's bodyguards, the "Life Guards", were involved. Oh yes, the subverting of colonial soldiers to the British side was also a part of it. Writing style seemed to me like the book was written for high school students. That is fine with me; I understand nonfiction books better if the writing style is simpler. The author should have not kept explaining the same item over and over in different places in the book; that was a little TOO simplistic. All in all, a good and educational read. ( )
  janerawoof | Feb 8, 2021 |
I. Never Knew.
Fascinating history never taught in school. Why? Chopping down a cherry tree doesn’t cut it anymore.
Mr. Meltzer and Mr. Mensch are great researchers and storytellers. The story grabs your attention and keeps you reading. As you finish, your mind wanders to what might have been. ( )
  jtsolakos | Feb 3, 2021 |
This book covers more than just the conspiracy to kidnap or kill Washington. It also discusses some of the things that shaped his life and character. Definitely a good read. Educational and enjoyable. ( )
  Jerry.Yoakum | Jan 22, 2021 |
Well written. The book pivots from location, time, and the key characters in the story. The book appears to be well researched and the author does a good job of sifting through the facts and fiction. Due to the nature of the underlying story, the author was required at times to use opinions based on the available evidence to help fill in the gaps that are lost to history. However, when done so, the author makes the reader aware up front and explains the reasoning. ( )
  trueblueglue | Jan 9, 2021 |
The First Conspiracy is an entertaining account of the late eighteenth century American spycraft. The plot to kill or capture General George Washington by the crown loyalists, his housekeeper and even his own bodyguards. Brad Meltzer is one of the best in telling history as a thriller. ( )
  xKayx | Dec 14, 2020 |
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"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"--

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