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In 1776 an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washingtons bodyguards. Washington trusted and relied on them, but unbeknownst to him, some of the guards 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 and Mayor of New York City, launched a deadly scheme against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.This is the story of the secret plot against George Washington and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and…mehr

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In 1776 an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washingtons bodyguards. Washington trusted and relied on them, but unbeknownst to him, some of the guards 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 and Mayor of New York City, launched a deadly scheme against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself.This is the story of the secret plot against George Washington and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how difficult the battle was for George Washingtonand how close America was to losing the war.Taking place during the most critical period of our nations birth, The First Conspiracy is a historical page-turner that tells a remarkable and little-known piece of American history, which not only reveals George Washingtons character and leadership in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds but also illuminates the origins of Americas counterintelligence agencies.
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Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch