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The Fiery Cross
Diana Gabaldon
Progress: 738/1443 pages
The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
Shelby Foote
Progress: 72/810 pages
The Gathering Storm
Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan
Progress: 695/766 pages
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution - Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger

This is an outstanding, concise, well-written look at George Washington's spy ring that he wisely set up and put into motion in his quest to re-take Manhattan from the British around the time of the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. The six brave souls who undertook this task really come alive in this heavily researched book, and the reader can really get a sense of how difficult it had to be to blend in as a Loyalist sympathizer secretly running info to Washington on British troop activities. Kilmeade does an excellent job compartmentalizing this espionage ring into the Revolutionary War, as well as portraying just how critical and brilliant Washington's schemes were. Of special interest is how the FBI and CIA today employ many of the methods created by these brave and pioneering individuals. Recommended for history buffs and all undergraduates...