Sunday, November 25, 2007

George Washington: Spymaster



Click on the above YouTube video to see an interview with author Alexander Rose, who discusses his book Washington's Spies.

One of the many generally underappreciated facts about George Washington and the founding era is that he (and it) really saw the beginning of America's spy program. Washington was a brilliant spymaster, and his network of agents and informants played a key role in winning the War for Independence.

3 comments:

Lindsey Shuman said...

Have you heard about how Washington used women as spies! That was an engenious move for 18th century warfare.

Brian Tubbs said...

Yup. Sure was. And very progressive for an 18th century man of chivalry.

Chris said...

Rose is a damn good writer. I don't know about some of his opinions though. Either way, he is great to read.