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

Meltzer, Brad (author.). Mensch, Josh (author.).

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  • 50 of 74 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 9 copies available at Forsyth County Public Library.

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23 current holds with 74 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clemmons Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522263830 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/30/2019
Clemmons Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522352725 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/28/2019
Lewisville Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522176122 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Paddison Memorial Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522176168 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/11/2019
Paddison Memorial Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522302147 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/08/2019
Reynolda Manor Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522352958 Adult New Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Rural Hall Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522352734 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/11/2019
Southside Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522263849 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Walkertown Branch 973.41 M (Text) 0112522352716 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 05/30/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250130334
  • ISBN: 1250130336
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 413 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Map on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-399) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: New York, New York, April 1776 -- The commander -- Spies in Boston -- "A bloody summer" -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Washington, George 1732-1799 Assassination attempt, 1776
Tryon, William 1729-1788
Hickey, Thomas 1749?-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
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