Edition: Global Global Select Region
Email: Passwd: or sign up free
One News Page
One News Page > US > 'Fox & Friends' Host's Book Details Washington's Secret Revolutionary War Spy Ring
Open news article

'Fox & Friends' Host's Book Details Washington's Secret Revolutionary War Spy Ring

Breitbart
Monday, 11 November 2013

'Fox & Friends' Host's Book Details Washington's Secret Revolutionary War Spy RingAppearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade discussed his book about the spy ring that helped win the Revolutionary War, which host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon predicted would be the "sleeper hit" of the Christmas season.

Kilmeade said he started working on the book, George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, in 1989 when he found out there were six everyday people who risked their lives for the fledgling country--and they were from his home town of Long Island, New York. He said he had never heard about these heroic citizen spies while he was attending school and wanted to ensure their stories were told to future generations.

In a book that has already been heralded as thrilling and accessible, Kilmeade said once he started learning about these characters, he "couldn't be more fascinated." 

One of the agents in the book communicated with invisible ink. Another owned a dry goods shop in Manhattan. One was a publisher of a royalist newspaper who ended up being a double agent to help the Americans. There was a mysterious "upper class" woman who was referred to as "355." Kilmeade said intelligence picked up when she came aboard and she was close to the man who "who would have combined with Benedict Arnold to give away West Point," and getting information about that was one of the ring's "great accomplishments." 

There was a farmer, who was the first to come aboard in addition to someone Kilmeade called a "real stud" who did not use a pseudonym and used a whale boat and a cannon to weave and blast his way through the British Navy for four years to deliver communications. Benjamin Tallmadge organized the group. 

These heroes lived and died anonymous lives and "didn't want any acclaim," according to Kilmeade.

But they left clues as to what they did, and George Washington wrote about them in coded ways.

"It was right there in front of us," Kilmeade said. 

Kilmeade said as he was working on this project and approaching it like "journalists and investigators" for over two decades, other historians were getting closer to putting together the pieces, which made him accelerate to the finish line because Kilmeade had been on the trail before anyone else. 

Though Kilmeade acknowledged that those born in the United States now have "hit the lotto" and cannot possibly understand the sacrifices that the colonists made, there is a "direct line between" the country's everyday heroes today, especially those in the military, who carry on the country's traditions and values of the citizen spies whose stories Kilmeade passionately tells. 

While discussing his significant work that will contribute new insights into the history of the Revolutionary War, Kilmeade lamented that had he learned about these spies as a kid, the story "would have stuck with him forever." Because of Kilmeade, future generations of Americans who read George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution will not be deprived of one of the more significant, compelling, and fascinating pieces of the country's history. 

 
 
 
 
0
shares
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comment
 

You Might Like


Other recent news in US

Report: Black Congressman Accused Clinton WHITE HOUSE of Profiling HimLandslide slowly devouring part of WYOMING town
Sierra Club calls areas of Utah, COLORADO and Wyoming a 'climate disrupter' region4 FRENCH JOURNALISTS freed from Syria captors home
RECORD STORE DAY treats customers to exclusive releasesSOUTH KOREA FERRY disaster: third mate 'steering in tricky waters for first time'
Activists Protest Outside LIAM NEESON’s Manhattan Apartment Over Horse-Drawn Carriage SupportPRINCE George meets a bilby
MOUNT EVEREST avalanche death toll rises in mountain's worst-ever tragedyBattle rages in Homs, hub of revolt against SYRIA government

Twitter


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2014 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
One News Page - Top Headlines RSS Feed RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Advertise  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |  One News Page on Facebook LIKE us on Facebook  One News Page on Twitter FOLLOW us on Twitter  One News Page on Google+ FIND us on Google+



Bullet: One News Page official news app for iPhone Bullet: Our news app for iPhone
-