The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were 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 In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington?s bodyguards. Washington trusted the...

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Title:The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Author:Brad Meltzer
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Genres:History
ISBN:The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Reviews

  • Gail
    Jan 21, 2019
    It's hard to believe all the five-star reviews here. I found the writing to be irritating as it's definitely not for adults, but for elementary school children. Everything is overly simplistic, repetitious, and sensationalized. Somehow I stuck with it to the end even though it annoyed ...
  • Nathan Albright
    Nov 28, 2018
    [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Flatiron Books courtesy of a Goodreads giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book can best be considered as a historical mystery.  While I would have liked to have seen the footnotes, they were not provided in this...
  • Dustin
    Jul 22, 2018
    While the story itself is compelling and dramatic enough, Meltzer's buid-up to the conspiracy is really what makes this book so enjoyable. Particularly the story of the Long Island counterfeiters finding themselves wrapped up in the plot. ...
  • Darcy
    Jan 20, 2019
    I clicked on this one when it showed up on my library's website, not really sure what it was about, no clue at all that it was non-fiction. As the book went on it seemed crazy, that it should have been a "historical fiction" take events. It does make a person wonder, how would the worl...
  • Patricia
    Jan 18, 2019
    THE FIRST CONSPIRACY is an interesting read; I learned quite a lot of information which I was previously unaware. I only wish this book had included the entire war. ...
  • Cherei
    Nov 13, 2018
    Totally enjoyed reading The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer. My husband's side of the family is related via George Washington's eldest brother. It was pure delight to read about their relationship and how his brother helped George form the fi...
  • W. Whalin
    Sep 17, 2018
    Unusual Story About George Washington and Early US History I?ve read a number of Brad Meltzer novels and have enjoyed them. For THE FIRST CONSPIRACY, Meltzer teams with Josh Mensch and writes history about the early days of America. This book held my attention from beginning to en...
  • Fredrick Danysh
    Nov 26, 2018
    A nice historical read about an assassination attempt on George Washington during the American Revolution which also discusses the intelligence gathering and counter-intelligence efforts of both the British and the colonists. Well worth reading. This was a free advance read copy obtain...
  • David
    Dec 05, 2018
    Set in the turbulent months of 1776 after George Washington is given command of the Continental army and before the mighty British army arrives in the colonies to put down the rebellion, this fascinating book tells the tale of dastardly plots, treason and the beginnings of the Intellig...
  • Brad Meltzer
    Oct 08, 2018
    Loved it. Duh. ...
  • Matt
    Feb 26, 2019
    The time during America?s Revolutionary War was anything but peaceful, as many history books have explained over the years. When Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch came together to pen this book, they sought not only to explore some of the more confrontational aspects of the period, but al...
  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    Jan 14, 2019
    Summary: An exciting story with occasional fun historical details, but sometimes melodramatic and a bit light. "In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington?s bodyguards. Washington trusted them; relied on them. But unbeknownst to Washington, s...
  • Brenda A
    Dec 17, 2018
    I love this book for teaching me a new facet of US history that I wasn?t aware of, and it?s written in a simple style that will make even the most hesitant readers feel at ease. It felt a little too forced in some places though. A lot of references to things that can only be as...
  • Stephanie Hall
    Dec 23, 2018
    ARC sent to me by Flatiron Books. Actually did not finish this, but it is the end of the year and I can't bring myself to continue reading a book that is so hard for me to read without throwing it down every page or so in frustration. I will say, I'm still very interesting in the su...
  • Tom
    Feb 05, 2019
    I applaud the Authors for bringing to light a little known conspiracy to kill or kidnap Washington and conceivably change the whole course of history . The book has some interesting and even informative moments but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. The book seems to be geared to ...
  • Susan McGrath
    Nov 03, 2018
    I received an Advance Reading Copy of The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and John Mensch from the publisher (Flatiron Books) in exchange for an honest review. The First Conspiracy is scheduled for release on January 8, 2019. The First Conspiracy is not a novel, it is a glimpse int...
  • Hope
    Jan 06, 2019
    I received an uncorrected advance reader copy as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I?ve been entering giveaways for over five years and finally got lucky, so I can assure you that real people win. Pros: Written in an engaging, modern style and divided in to 80+ brief chapters, The Fir...
  • Brian
    Jan 21, 2019
    **Minor Spoilers** If you are reading this I believe you likely understand the general premise of the book so not going to rehash. I also write reviews when procrastinating at work so my time, thus this review, is limited in scope. First off, the title of the book is absolutely ...
  • Joann Amidon
    Jan 16, 2019
    The historical facts presented in this book are worth reading about and I was happy to learn new facts as well as remember some I knew. However, the writing is so inferior I can only rate the book with one star. ...
  • Wesley
    Jan 26, 2019
    My Rating: 4 Life Guards A nonfiction book that explains the history of early days in the American colonies and George Washington's difficulties with spies within his group of military leaders. Superstar Scott Brick narrates the audio book. ...
  • Liz
    Nov 28, 2018
    What a story! I've been enjoying Brad Meltzer's books for years but this is the best of them all. Who knew that a tale of a secret plot against George Washington could be so riveting. This is an easy-to-read, engrossing story that reveals much about the early years of the American revo...
  • Debbi DuBose
    Jan 05, 2019
    This narrative retelling of the history of the beginning of American intelligence and, also, counterintelligence, is a riveting account; and a thoroughly enjoyable and informative read! The chapters are short and to the point encouraging me to keep reading. George Washington, Commander...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 03, 2019
    My review won't do this book justice. If you like history, you'll love this book that reads like a thriller ...
  • Mercy Sakes
    Mar 07, 2019
    Quite different from his usual, but historically fascinating. Historical fiction is the best way to learn history. ...
  • Natalie
    Oct 09, 2018
    Release date - 1/2/2019 This was an absolutely fascinating read! It read like a spy novel with many twists and turns, and it was crazy to think that the events I was reading about actually happened. I had no idea that there was a plot against George Washington even before the Declar...
  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Feb 17, 2019
    2.5*'s What irked me while reading this is the author kept trying to build fake suspense that came off like a bad TV documentary such as American Greed or How to Make a Murderer. Spoiler alert: they fail! I know shocking. You just cannot again and again try to breed false tension in...
  • Dave
    Apr 07, 2019
    This was very different read for me as it was as much a history book as it was a... Well, I'm not sure how to define this book. It was easy to read, kept me wanting more and somewhat exciting! The fact that it is based on our own county's history and early beginnings made it more inter...
  • Ann-Marie
    Jan 31, 2019
    You won't believe what happens in Brad Meltzer's latest book! That's pretty much it, page, after page of foreshadowing, with some History Channel level prose to fill it up. In fact, I am pretty sure I already learned some of this back when I used to watch the History Channel. An...
  • Elizabeth A.G.
    Jan 22, 2019
    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington is an interesting book about the little known history of the early days of colonialist grievances against the British and the plots of possible abduction and/or assassination of the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Ar...
  • Tracey
    Dec 23, 2018
    "This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed." This is only my second history of the making of America. The first was Hamilton's wife, which gave me a glimpse of Washington. I was quite excited to learn of Meltzer's new book about Washington! *I did win this thr...