Coverart for item
The Resource The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

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

Label
The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington
Title
The first conspiracy
Title remainder
the secret plot to kill George Washington
Statement of responsibility
Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Title variation
Secret plot to kill George Washington
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 page-turner, New York Times bestselling author 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."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
The author of The Inner Circle presents the lesser-known story of an assassination attempt against pre-Revolutionary War George Washington by some of his own bodyguards, exploring how the plot catalyzed the creations of the CIA and FBI
Pace
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10748927
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meltzer, Brad
Dewey number
  • 973.4/1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mensch, Josh
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • Washington, George
  • United States
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Attempted assassination
  • Treason
  • United States
  • United States
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret plot to kill George Washington
Label
The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-627)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1075394847
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
631 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859596
Lccn
2018054800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1075394847
Label
The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington, Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-627)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1075394847
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
631 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859596
Lccn
2018054800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1075394847

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
    • Little Walnut Creek BranchBorrow it
      835 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX, 78758, US
      30.3632362 -97.6984619
    • Milwood BranchBorrow it
      12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX, 78727, US
      30.4223444 -97.7161692
    • North Village BranchBorrow it
      2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX, 78757, US
      30.362144 -97.7305032
    • Old Quarry BranchBorrow it
      7051 Village Center Dr., Austin, TX, 78731, US
      30.3529975 -97.7551561
Processing Feedback ...