Senior Center Book Discussion: Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senior Center

Event Details

Please join us as Carol Kaelin leads a discussion of Alexander Rose's Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring.

Based on newly discovered documentation at the Library of Congress, historian Alexander Rose tells the true story of the spy ring that helped George Washington win the Revolutionary War. This group of childhood friends on Long Island was turned by George Washington into the Culper Ring, which supplied him with information about British troop locations and movements in and around New York City. Historian and Washington biographer Richard Brookhiser wrote in a review: “Making brilliant use of documentary sources, Rose gives us intrigue, crossed signals, derring-do, and a priceless slice of 18th century life…Rose unfolds the story of a Long Island-based spy ring of idealists and misfits who kept George Washington informed of what was going on in enemy-occupied New York.”  The book was also adapted into a four-season mini-series titled Turn.

This group typically meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Event Type(s): Senior Center Book Discussions
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors