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The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington [electronic resource] / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

Meltzer, Brad, (author.). Mensch, Josh, (author.). Brick, Scott, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781427299178 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 142729917X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 08 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2019.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Scott Brick.
Summary, etc.:
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. 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. In this historical masterpiece Brad Meltzer teams up with American history 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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Assassination attempt, 1776.
United States. Continental Army. Commander-in-Chief's Guard.
Attempted assassination > United States.
Treason > United States.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Secret service.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Military intelligence.
Genre: Playaway.

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