THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: THE SECRET PLOT TO KILL GEORGE WASHINGTON by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted and relied on them, but unbeknownst to him, some of the guards were part of a treasonous plan. In the early months of the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York and Mayor of New York City, launched a deadly scheme against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.
This is the story of the secret plot against George Washington and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how difficult the battle was for George Washington -- and how close America was to losing the war.
Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, THE FIRST CONSPIRACY tells a remarkable and little known piece of American history. The story not only reveals George Washington's character and leadership in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds against British forces but also illumnates the origins of America's counterintelligence agencies.
In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with writer and documentary television producer Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776.
Flatiron Books, Hardcover, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2019
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