By Marc Roland. While the decisive part played by espionage during World War II has come to light over the past 40 years, its crucial role in our own War of Independence still leaves most historians in the dark.
But a new book re-illuminates the American Revolution to reveal that struggle’s hitherto unrecognized turning points, which pivoted upon the covert operations of just half a dozen spies. Most of their names are unfamiliar, and one—belonging to a woman—is still unknown. Be that as it may, interest in the subject has spawned a new television series on mainstream TV that mixes plenty of fiction with the facts. TBR’s Marc Roland sets the record straight on George Washington’s “Secret Six.” [Read the entire article as a PDF….]
The Barnes Review, July/August 2014: Washington’s Secret Six