Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

By Alexander Rose

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in keeping with outstanding new learn, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to lifestyles the real tale of the secret agent ring that helped the United States win the innovative conflict. For the 1st time, Rose takes us past the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double brokers and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the brave, wrong males who inhabited this barren region of mirrors—including the spymaster on the middle of it all.

in the summertime of 1778, with the battle poised to flip in his want, basic George Washington desperately had to be aware of the place the British could strike subsequent. therefore, he unleashed his mystery weapon: an not going ring of spies in big apple charged with gaining knowledge of the enemy’s conflict plans and army approach.

Washington’s small band incorporated a tender Quaker torn among political precept and family members loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor hooked on the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and buddy of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a relaxed, sickly farmer who begged Washington to enable him retire yet who regularly got here via finally. in my view guiding those imperfect daily heroes used to be Washington himself. In an period whilst officials have been gents, and gents didn’ t undercover agent, he possessed a unprecedented expertise for deception—and proved an adept spymaster.

the lads he mentored have been dubbed the Culper Ring. The British mystery carrier attempted to seek them down, yet they escaped through the nearest of shaves due to their ciphers, lifeless drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s exciting narrative tells the unknown tale of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence battle, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that hasn't ever seemed within the heritage books. yet Washington’s Spies is usually a lively, touching account of friendship and belief, worry and betrayal, amid the darkish and silent international of the spy.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Hesperia (Images of America)

Set on the best of the Cajon move within the excessive barren region of Southern California, Hesperia was once equipped at the spirit and energy of personality of yankee frontiersmen. From the time of the 1st documented tourists throughout the sector within the overdue 1700s and carrying on with into the 1900s, the sector has been a spot of innovation and sumptuous feats, the place males have traveled via to new lands for a brand new begin, outstanding it wealthy or making that giant company deal in a brand new frontier. Named for Hesperus, the Greek god of the night megastar within the West, Hesperia has confirmed to be a spot of resilience and perseverance. the second one biggest land buy within the western usa grew to become the unique Hesperia land holdings. in lots of components, the folk of Hesperia may be thought of trendsetters, and Hesperia a land prior to its time.

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Andrew Jackson, Volume 2: The Course of American Freedom, 1822-1832

By Robert V. Remini

On hand in paperback for the 1st time, those 3 volumes signify the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. quantity One covers the position Jackson performed in America's territorial enlargement, bringing to lifestyles a posh personality who has frequently been visible easily as a rough-hewn state basic. quantity strains Jackson's senatorial profession, his presidential campaigns, and his first management as President. The 3rd quantity covers Jackson's reelection to the presidency and the weighty matters with which he was once confronted: the nullification trouble, the tragic removing of the Indians past the Mississippi River, the mounting violence in the course of the kingdom over slavery, and the tortuous efforts to win the annexation of Texas.

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No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West element explores what it ability for infantrymen, and our kingdom, to be stuck among conflict and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West element and the writer of the severely acclaimed Soldier's Heart, got here to question her settled knowing of post-9/11 the USA as a transparent arc from peace to conflict. through the years, as she reckoned along with her experiences-from a trip to a ward of wounded wrestle veterans to her correspondence with former cadets-Samet was once resulted in profoundly reconsider the decade, an ambiguous passage that has left deep yet difficult-to-read strains on our nationwide psyche, our tradition, our politics, and, so much in particular, a whole iteration of army execs. How will a state that has refused to grapple truthfully with those wars think its postwar responsibilities?
Samet calls the instant within which we are living, mendacity because it does someplace among battle and peace, a "no man's land." She takes the reader on a vibrant journey of that panorama, populated as a lot through the scars of battle as via the standard realities of existence at the domestic entrance. Grounded in Samet's event as a instructor of destiny military officials, No Man's Land is a relocating, pressing exam of what it skill to barter the tensions among soldier and civilian, among "over the following" and "over there."

The perspectives expressed during this publication are the author's and don't unavoidably replicate these of the U.S. army Academy, the dep. of the military, or the dept of Defense.

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For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

By James R. Gaines

They all started as courtiers in a hierarchy of privilege, yet heritage recollects them as patriot-citizens in a commonwealth of equals.

On April 18, 1775, a insurrection over the cost of flour broke out within the French urban of Dijon. That evening, around the Atlantic, Paul Revere fixed the quickest horse he may perhaps locate and kicked it right into a gallop.So all started what were known as the "sister revolutions" of France and the US. in one, exciting narrative, this publication tells the tale of these revolutions and exhibits simply how deeply intertwined they really have been. Their leaders, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, have been frequently noticeable as father and son, yet their courting, whereas shut, used to be every piece as advanced because the lengthy, fraught heritage of the French-American alliance. useless, tricky, formidable, they strove to form their characters and files into the shape they sought after historical past to recollect. James R. Gaines presents attention-grabbing insights into those own modifications and is both fabulous at exhibiting the intense impact of the 2 "freedom combatants" on next historical past. eight pages of colour and eight pages of black-and-white illustrations; 2 maps

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Emporium Department Store

By Anne Evers Hitz

The Emporium--"California's biggest, America's Grandest Store"--was a massive purchasing vacation spot on San Francisco's marketplace road for a century, from 1896 to 1996. consumers flocked to the mid-price shop with its appealing dome and bandstand. buyers may well locate whatever on the Emporium, from jewellery to stoves, and it was once a gathering position for neighbors to get pleasure from tea whereas hearing the Emporium Orchestra. based because the Emporium and Golden Rule Bazaar, the shop flourished until eventually the disastrous 1906 earthquake. as soon as it reopened in 1908, it ruled buying downtown until eventually mid-century. Many San Franciscans take into accout with nice nostalgia the Christmas Carnival at the roof, whole with slides, a skating rink, and a educate. Santa constantly arrived in grand type with an incredible parade down industry highway. After global battle II, the Emporium, which had merged with H.C. Capwell & Co. within the overdue Twenties, all started its push and opened department shops in the course of the San Francisco Bay zone. although, as festival elevated, the company's monetary scenario worsened, and the Emporium identify used to be not more in 1996.

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Brigham Young: A Concise Biography of the Mormon Moses

He used to be a wood worker. A visionary. A governor. A prophet. A pioneer. A preacher. A businessman. A temple-builder.

Brigham younger loomed huge in a tumultuous time. He helped chanced on the kingdom of Utah within the period of yankee show up future. He rallied hundreds of thousands round Mormonism, a brand new religion with strong detractors who attempted to stamp it out within the cities and villages the place its groups sprang up. With slightly a dozen days of formal schooling lower than his belt, he left a legacy of writings, letters and sermons that proceed to counterpoint the learn of the Mormon Church and the period of yankee Western expansion.

In Brigham Young, Ed Breslin distills Young's larger-than-life tale right into a concise, readable biography that specializes in his most crucial moments and achievements. in contrast to different biographies, Breslin's account neither whitewashes nor sensationalizes Brigham Young's debatable existence. Brigham Young is the fitting primer on Young's enormous and intricate legacy.

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

A significant new biography of the fourth U.S. president, from New York Times–bestselling writer Lynne Cheney

James Madison used to be a real genius of the early republic, the chief who did greater than the other to create the country we all know this present day. This majestic new biography tells his story.

Outwardly reserved, Madison was once the highbrow driver in the back of the structure. His visionary political philosophy—eloquently offered within the Federalist Papers—was a vital issue in the back of the Constitution’s ratification, and his political savvy used to be of significant value in getting the hot executive underway. As secretary of nation lower than Thomas Jefferson, he controlled the Louisiana buy, doubling the scale of the us. As president, Madison led the rustic in its first struggle less than the structure, the battle of 1812. with no precedent to steer him, he may exhibit republic may possibly protect its honor and independence whereas ultimate precise to its younger structure.

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Sports of Santa Cruz County (Images of America)

By Geoffrey Dunn

Its inviting weather, engaging rugged mountains, and inviting shorelines have continuously made Santa Cruz County a haven for athletic actions. a wide selection of carrying endeavors, a few past the norm, have known as Santa Cruz domestic over the many years. within the nineteenth century, Santa Cruz served as a springboard for contemporary browsing. It used to be an early bastion for geared up baseball, too, starting within the 1860s, and it was once domestic to a sequence groups as early because the 1870s. different colourful athletic actions happened right here (including fireplace hose groups, long-distance jogging, and bicycling), in addition to extra conventional American activities like basketball, soccer, boxing, and tennis. The quarter boasts of a powerful culture of girls athletes besides, specifically Marion Hollins, might be the best all-around girl athlete of the early twentieth century.

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United States History: 1789 to 1841: The Developing Nation (Essentials)

By John F. Chilton

Overview

EA’s necessities supply quickly and simple entry to severe info in a number of diversified fields, starting from the main simple to the main complicated. As its identify implies, those concise, accomplished research publications summarize the necessities of the sphere coated. necessities are precious while getting ready for assessments, doing homework and should stay a long-lasting reference resource for college kids, academics, and professionals.

United States heritage: 1789 to 1841 comprises Washington and the Federalist period, the Jeffersonian period, the warfare of 1812, the Monroe presidency, the Marshall courtroom, the Missouri Compromise, Jacksonian Democracy, Ante-Bellum tradition, show up future, and extending sectional tension.

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