Washingtons Spies: The Story of Americas First Spy Ring by Alexander RoseNow a TV series on AMC
Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington.
Previously published as Washington’s Spies
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TURN: Washington's Spies
The shooting stopped with the Battle of Yorktown last week on AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies and on Saturday, the period drama spent its final hour showing viewers what happened to all of the characters after the Revolutionary War ended. You know what George Washington and Alexander Hamilton did after the war; here's what became of the others:. On the show: Everyone's favorite cabbage-farming spy fell on hard times in the immediate aftermath of the war. Making matters worse, he had never been reimbursed for the travel expenses he ran up traveling back and forth not to mention risking his life during the war. He was working at the tavern formerly owned by the Strongs, the site of a reunion dinner for the main characters, including General Washington Ian Kahn. So Abe asked for his back pay and he got it, from Washington's own coffers.
The story covers events from to , and features a farmer from Setauket, New York and his childhood friends. They form an unlikely group of spies called the Culper Ring , which eventually helps to turn the tide during the American Revolutionary War. The first episode opens with the following introductory text:. Autumn Insurgents have declared war against the Crown. Following a successful naval landing, His Majesty's Army has forced Washington's rebels into the wilderness. New York City serves as military base of operations for the British.
TURN: Washington's Spies () Jamie Bell in TURN: Washington's Spies ( ) .. Though he did lead troops for the British during the Revolutionary War .
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Sign in. There is an inevitable march to the gallows for the captured spies on both sides. Benedict Arnold demands glory revenge. The fate of the Culper ring is revealed. The war for American independence ends and America struggles to begin. Benedict Arnold plots to turn over West Point to the British.
Abraham Woodhull aligns with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring -- America's first spy ring. To watch full episodes, you must have a cable provider that supports AMC's full episode service and you must have AMC as part of your cable package. Are you sure you want to deactivate your account? You will no longer have access to your profile. A verification email has been sent, please verify your account to post comments. An email has been sent with instructions for resetting your password. If you do not see it in your inbox, please check your junk or spam folder.
The cast of AMC's "Turn," which is now in its second season. Photo: Courtesy of AMC. The main characters in the show form the heart of what became known as the Culper Spy Ring. Led by Revolutionary officer Benjamin Tallmadge, this group helped the Americans win the war against the British. Uncovering Benedict Arnold 's plans to betray the American side was one of this spy ring's most important accomplishments. But who were these daring individuals that made up the Culper Spy Ring?