Wednesday, November 29, 2006
What Mrs N's Been Reading - George Washington Spymaster
I'm a bit behind on my reading (a bathroom remodeling project has taken up a bit of my reading time) but I just finished Thomas B. Allen's George Washington, Spymaster. It's not terribly action-packed, but if your American history teacher gave you the typical version of the Revolutionary War, you may be surprised to learn how much of the outcome was really determined by spies, double agents, and deception. Many of the spies and double agents were names that will be familiar. It's a quick read and it includes examples of some of the codes that were used.