Washington’s Spies: America’s First Spy Ring


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ben_franklins_worldIn this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, we explore espionage during the American Revolution and the origins and operations of the Culper Spy Ring with Alexander Rose, author of Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring (Bantam, 2007) and a historian, writer, and producer for AMC’s television drama TURN. You can listen to the podcast here: www.benfranklinsworld.com/065

Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our world. Each episode features an interview with an historian who shares their unique insights into our early American past.

2 thoughts on “Washington’s Spies: America’s First Spy Ring

  1. Dan Weaver

    I just listened to this episode this morning and found it intriguing. Most historians believe that the New York City printer and bookseller, James Rivington, was part of Washington’s spy ring. For those of us who live in the Mohawk Valley, Rivington is of interest because he was Sir William Johnson’s primary source for obtaining new books. There are a number of letters between Rivington and Sir William Johnson in the 14 Volumes of Sir William Johnson’s Papers.

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