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The Barnes Review, July/August 2014: Washington’s Secret Six
VOLUME XX, NUMBER 4
Table of contents
By Marc Roland. Court historians have always recognized the important battles of the American War for Independence from the British empire. But only quite recently are authentic historians exposing the key role played by American intelligence in the pivotal turning points of that climactic conflagration.
WAS BEN FRANKLIN A DOUBLE AGENT?
By Philip Rife. Old Ben Franklin is particularly revered in the patriot pantheon. We all enjoy the quaint tales of his inventions and his scientific experiments and his Poor Richard’s Almanac. But it turns out there is more to Franklin than has met most of our eyes.
JOSEPH WARREN: FORGOTTEN FOUNDER
By John Tiffany. A key man in the fight for freedom has been largely forgotten outside his native Boston. Dr. Joseph Warren’s life was prematurely ended by a British musket ball at Bunker Hill. Had he lived, he might well have been “the father of our country.”
THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF JACK JOUETT
By Paul T. Angel. Paul Revere and his colleagues had it easy compared to Jack Jouett—one of the greatest horsemen of all time. Yet outside Virginia this Revolutionary War hero is unknown.
CRUSHING REBELLIOUS AMERICANS
By Victor Thorn. No sooner did America start its constitutional government than populist rebellions started popping up across the new nation—only to be smashed by the regime, not much unlike King George III’s regime, as far as that goes.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON: FOUNDING TRAITOR
By John Tiffany. Until recently, if you were a conservative, you could not say a bad word about any of the founding fathers—with one possible exception: Many patriots agreed that Alexander Hamilton was the cuckoo hatchling in the nest. TBR takes a look at Hamilton’s shady life and dubious career.
THOMAS PAINE’S AMAZING INFLUENCE
By John Friend. There was one booklet—Common Sense— that came close to outselling the Holy Bible, and a man of obscure English origins, the irrepressible Thomas Paine, penned this masterpiece of propaganda. Even today it still inspires people.
A BATTLE HE’D RATHER FORGET…
By Victor Thorn. George Washington’s first battle took place well before the War for Independence and was definitely not something to boast about. Yet he did learn some valuable lessons from this debacle.
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S RELIGIOUS SIDE
By Ronald L. Ray. Some have gone perhaps overboard in portraying Washington as extremely devout, praying on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge and having religious visions of America’s future. Here’s a Roman Catholic’s view of this old controversy.
THE FATE OF HESSIAN POWS
By Ronald L. Ray. Thousands of Germans from Hesse fought on the side of King George III in the War for Independence. And plenty were captured or surrendered. How did these POWs fare? Were they genocided a la Dwight Eisenhower? Or did they find a kinder, gentler treatment and perhaps decide to settle here in America? Here’s the whole story . . .
THE ROTHSCHILDS & THE REVOLUTION
By Pete Papaherakles. Learn how the War for Independence made the Rothschilds rich, how King George actually financed the patriots and about the key role of debt-free Colonial scrip—an amazing and twisted tale with Haym Salomon squarely at the core.
INDIANS IN THE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
By Jenifer Dixon. We all know about the importance of the major European powers in the outcome of the American Revolution, with England, France and Spain playing major roles. But few remember the role played by the Indian tribes.
FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:
Personal from the Editor · Editorial: Time for real freedom · What if Washington had died? · Was Hamilton a Christian? · Paine wrote the Declaration · Washington’s favorite prayers · History You May Have Missed · Book Review: The Stroop Report · Revisionist Biography of Hitler · Letters to the Editor