The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch ; adapted by Catherine Frank.
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- ISBN: 9781250244833
- ISBN: 1250244838
- Physical Description: 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Edition: Young reader's edition.
- Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2020
Maps on endpapers.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -346) and index.
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The commander -- Spies in Boston -- A bloody summer -- A most infernal plot -- Sacricide -- Aftermath.
In 1776, an elite group of soldiers was handpicked to serve as George Washington's bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York William Tryon and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. Adapted for young readers.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #2
Utter "presidential" and "conspiracy theory" and typically modern plots come to mind. But when Meltzer found a reference to a supposed plot to kill George Washingtonâin a footnote, no lessâhe knew he had to investigate and teamed up with fellow historian Mensch. In this young reader's edition of the New York Times best-seller, the duo craft a detective story, steadily revealing who would want to assassinate George Washington, why they would gain from his demise, and most important, how they would try to pull it off. Short chapters with quick pacing, illustrations, and probing endings help set a suspenseful tone. And framing the story is background information on George Washington's character, as well as key events and players in the early days of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps more interesting than the assassination plot itself are the descriptions of the country's first counterintelligence committee and the creation of Washington's spy network. Despite the shorter text, this version is still packed with sophisticated details, making it suitable for both YA and adult history collections. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Timesâbestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, Heroes for my Son, and Heroes for My Daughter as well as several other bestselling thrillers. He is also the author of the phenomenally popular I Am series for young readers. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children.
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