George Washington’s Secret Six

519xdcuumqlBook #6: George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger

Having suffered a significant and humiliating loss in New York to the British Army, General Washington found himself looking for ways to recapture the prize of the middle colonies.  But what he was lacking was intelligence of the British plans and intentions.  This book tells the story of a clandestine group of patriots who risked all for the sake of the fledgling United States.  It is a great example that wars are won not only by boots on the ground but through the the intelligence provided by men and women who hide in plain sight.  It is a fascinating read.

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Revolutionary Summer

b00a5mrg6e-01-lBook #3: Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence , Joseph J. Ellis

The summer of 1776 was perhaps the most important summer in American history.  In it, the colonies declared independence in the chambers of the Continental Congress and on the battlefield.  In this masterful recounting of our founding summer, Joseph Ellis interweaves the political and military events that established the United States as a new nation.  He describes the key characters and illuminates the interactions between Great Britain and the US colonies.  This book is an absolute must read for anyone interested in early American History.

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