The Culper Ring

A Captivating Guide to George Washington's Spy Ring and Its Impact on the American Revolution
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
Categories: History, Americas
4.8 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Explore the captivating history of the Culper Ring!

Spying and warfare have always gone hand-in-hand. From Julius Caesar to modern generals, we have accounts of commanders covertly gathering information about their opponents, ensuring they have the intelligence they need to conduct a war.

George Washington was not late to realize he needed a spy ring to defeat the British in the American Revolution. So, the Culper Ring was created, and their work during the American Revolutionary War was carried out in the shadows, often informally, and with a great deal of care for secrecy. Anyone caught spying was liable to be hanged by the British.

Based in New York during the British occupation, the Culper Ring provided vital intelligence from behind enemy lines. Their work gave Washington an insight into the British forces and their plans. They helped to turn the war in the revolutionaries' favor. And now, their story can be told once more.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • Before the Culper Ring
  • The Birth of the Culper Ring
  • Teething Troubles
  • Rearrangement
  • The Culper Ring at Work
  • The View from the Other Side
  • After Arnold
  • Dying Days
  • And a great deal more that you don't want to miss out on!

Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Culper Ring!

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What a great overview of the Culper Ring which was a spy ring that was instrumental in the creation of our country!

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Powerful book.

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Much better than the mini-series based on the book. Here the author was able to explain in greater detail what the ring went through to provide the info Washington needed.

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Excellent book that I wish had 10 more chapters

I truly enjoyed this book and the information and method by which it was imparted. In my heart I am always hoping that someone finds an old picture at a garage sale that will provide more information on the Culper spy ring.

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A Fan of AMC's 'Turn'? A good backstory

a brief but well told background to an important common thread to Washington's attempts make the most of his limited forces.

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i enjoyed the history of the Culper spy ring. Me

I enjoyed the story of the Culper Spy Ring. it sounded like a difficult job.

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Good history

The history presented here is not flowery or overly dramatic, but it is concise and interesting.

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informative

Enjoyed the information on this topic, and had relatives in Culper Ring. Great history of revolutionary period.

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in-depth research

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Good book. I'm still listening to it, but so far it is good and very intriguing. It is not a personable book, more of an informative book, but I have really enjoyed it.

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success guide

A factual recounting of the events and communications of the Culper ring. Pulls together many resources to put the story together, including recently discovered information

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historical interesting

Enjoyable and interesting listening, just not really enough material for a book. More character development would have been nice, but I imagine there isn't tons of source material

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Excellent ...thought provoking!

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This book is interesting, to the point and well researched with very little unsubstantiated history without the author clearly making a reference to that fact.

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  • Ella
  • 03-01-18

Excellent book

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This book is entertaining. Amazingly inspiring, informative and insightful. I am troubled with hearing more about our founding fathers and mothers and the Colonial and Revolutionary War era. This book not only answered my interest but was highly impressive!

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  • Jacey Leesha
  • 03-01-18

Gift for a tween... success!!!

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If you are listening please please please write more of these kinds of books on more historical figures!!!

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  • Rowan Elian
  • 03-01-18

I loved, loved this book.

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I loved this book very much. It yet suggests the stage sweet and compares some variations between the opera and history as it happened. Quick and fascinating. I learned a lot.

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  • Fable
  • 03-01-18

Sooooooooo great

Bought this book for my 11-year-old grandson. He told me he has been listening to the audiobook and is really enjoying it. Lots of good advice told in an informative and intelligent manner.

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  • Harry Alonzo 
  • 03-01-18

Pieces of knowledge

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Surely gave me a fresh insight into this part of history. George Washington's spies are full of eye-opening historical events and explained the roles of the spies very clearly. The way the author wrote this, make it an easy and interesting.

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  • Zak
  • 03-01-18

Fully defined by this book.

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Pretty insightful to the warfare of the period. Gives something to think about in today's world relationship.

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  • Carter Casey
  • 03-01-18

what passed behind the Revolution War

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This book certainly shed the lights what passed behind the Revolution War and how George Washington succeeded the battle against the Britons. Amazed that women were involved as spies too!

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  • Cora Amelia
  • 03-01-18

A great book

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A great book. Best for an appreciation of the history of intelligence in the US. A good book for an introductory class on intelligence.

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  •  Dimitr Nikolai
  • 03-01-18

Accurate History

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Very educational. Clear and great. A solid overview of spying during the Revolutionary War. A good starting point for anyone analyzing spying and the increase to the American victory of the Revolutionary War.