In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washingtons 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 Washingtonand how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.Taking place during the most critical period of our nations birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washingtons character, but also illuminates the origins of Americas counterintelligence move...
|Title||:||The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Reviews
Set in the turbulent months of 1776 after George Washington is given command of the Continental army and before the mighty British army arrives in the colonies to put down the rebellion, this fascinating book tells the tale of dastardly plots, treason and the beginnings of the Intelligence service. An enjoyable and satisfying read for all.
Release date - 1/2/2019
This was an absolutely fascinating read! It read like a spy novel with many twists and turns, and it was crazy to think that the events I was reading about actually happened. I had no idea that there was a plot against George Washington even before the Declaration of Independence was signed, or that Washington was the creator of what we know as counterintelligence today.
I am not someone who normally gravitates to nonfiction, but this was written in a very compelling way. ...more
What irked me while reading this is the author kept trying to build fake suspense that came off like a bad TV documentary such as American Greed or How to Make a Murderer. Spoiler alert: they fail! I know shocking. You just cannot again and again try to breed false tension into a story so well know. Just tell the story.
Second complaint was only about a third of it was about the conspiracy. This was primarily about the start of the war. I think the title is a bit misleading.
The research w ...more
A nice historical read about an assassination attempt on George Washington during the American Revolution which also discusses the intelligence gathering and counter-intelligence efforts of both the British and the colonists. Well worth reading. This was a free advance read copy obtained through Goodreads.com. I would buy the book if I didn't have this copy.
It's hard to believe all the five-star reviews here. I found the writing to be irritating as it's definitely not for adults, but for elementary school children. Everything is overly simplistic, repetitious, and sensationalized. Somehow I stuck with it to the end even though it annoyed me. I have never read any other Brad Meltzer book and if he wrote them all like this one then I have no intention of reading them.
I applaud the Authors for bringing to light a little known conspiracy to kill or kidnap Washington and conceivably change the whole course of history . The book has some interesting and even informative moments but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. The book seems to be geared to the late night talk show " person on the street" who doesn't know that New Mexico is part of the United States. Every thing is simply explained and repeatedly explained. Despite being melodramatic at times the Auth ...more
You won't believe what happens in Brad Meltzer's latest book!
That's pretty much it, page, after page of foreshadowing, with some History Channel level prose to fill it up. In fact, I am pretty sure I already learned some of this back when I used to watch the History Channel.
And, that brings me to the title, "The First Conspiracy:The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington."
There was no known plot to kill George Washington. Not in any historical record, not in any handed down tradition. Meltzer a ...more
My Rating: 4 Life Guards
A nonfiction book that explains the history of early days in the American colonies and George Washington's difficulties with spies within his group of military leaders.
Superstar Scott Brick narrates the audio book.