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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release : 08 January 2019
  • ISBN : 9781250130341
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 voters

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Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. 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 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. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters, and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for George Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War. In this historical page-turner, New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer teams up with American history writer and documentary television producer, Josh Mensch to unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in the pages of history. Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch capture in riveting detail how George Washington not only defeated the most powerful military force in the world, but also uncovered the secret plot against him in the tumultuous days leading up to July 4, 1776. Praise for The First Conspiracy: "This is American history at its finest, a gripping story of spies, killers, counterfeiters, traitors?and a mysterious prostitute who may or may not have even existed. Anyone with an interest in American history will love this book." —Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God “A wonderful book about leadership?and it shows why George Washington and his moral lessons are just as vital today. What a book. You’ll love it.” —President George H.W. Bush “This is an important book: a fascinating largely unknown chapter of our hazardous beginning, a reminder of why counterintelligence matters, and a great read.” —President Bill Clinton

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The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy
  • Author : Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 9781250130341
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe First Conspiracy

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. 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

The First Conspiracy

The First Conspiracy
  • Author : Brad Meltzer,Josh Mensch
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 9781250130334
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe First Conspiracy

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA. 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

Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them
  • Author : Joseph E. Uscinski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780190844103
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Conspiracy theories are inevitable in complex human societies. And while they have always been with us, their ubiquity in our political discourse is nearly unprecedented. Their salience has increased for a variety of reasons including the increasing access to information among ordinary people, a pervasive sense of powerlessness among those same people, and a widespread distrust of elites. Working in combination, these factors and many other factors are now propelling conspiracy theories into our public sphere on a vast scale.

American Conspiracy Theories

American Conspiracy Theories
  • Author : Joseph E. Uscinski,Joseph M. Parent
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780199351800
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Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, and modern movements like Birtherism and Trutherism. But what do we really know about conspiracy theories? Do they share general causes? Are they becoming more common? More dangerous? Who is targeted and why? Who are the conspiracy theorists? How has technology affected conspiracy theorising? This book offers the first century-long view of these

Conspiracy Theory in America

Conspiracy Theory in America
  • Author : Lance deHaven-Smith
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9780292743793
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Asserts that the Founders' hard-nosed realism about the likelihood of elite political misconduct—articulated in the Declaration of Independence—has been replaced by today's blanket condemnation of conspiracy beliefs as ludicrous by definition.

The Psychology of Conspiracy

The Psychology of Conspiracy
  • Author : Michal Bilewicz,Aleksandra Cichocka,Wiktor Soral
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781317599524
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Why did the third World Trade Center building (WTC7) collapse on September 11th , even though it was not struck by any aircraft? Why did Princess Diana’s "drunk" driver look sober as he climbed into the car minutes before their deadly accident? Could a slender birch tree really have caused the plane crash which killed the President of Poland in 2010? ‘Conspiracy thinking’ – the search for explanations of significant global events in clandestine plots, suppressed knowledge and the secret actions of

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories
  • Author : Mark Fenster
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780816632428
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JFK, Karl Marx, the Pope, Aristotle Onassis, Queen Elizabeth II, Howard Hughes, Fox Mulder, Bill Clinton -- all have been linked to vastly complicated global (or even galactic) intrigues. In this enlightening tour of conspiracy theories, Mark Fenster guides readers through this shadowy world and analyzes its complex role in American culture and politics. Fenster argues that conspiracy theories are a form of popular political interpretation and contends that understanding how they circulate through mass culture helps us better understand

Conspiracy

Conspiracy
  • Author : Daniel Pipes
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1999-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781439124048
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"A solid sketch of a difficult and intriguing topic without indulging in sensationalism" (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 1997). Was AIDS intentionally inflicted upon blacks by whites? Was JFK assassinated as part of an intricate conspiracy? Pipes traces conspiracy theories through history to show that "Conspiracism"—genuine and virulent belief in a conspiracy—dates back to the First Crusade and reached a peak in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, with the focus shifting from the Jews, groups such as Freemasons and the

Creating Conspiracy Beliefs

Creating Conspiracy Beliefs
  • Author : Dolores Albarracin,Julia Albarracin,Man-pui Sally Chan,Kathleen Hall Jamieson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781108845786
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Drawing on psychology, political science, communication, and information sciences, this book explores the birth of conspiracy theories.

Republic of Lies

Republic of Lies
  • Author : Anna Merlan
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • ISBN : 9781250159069
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A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his claim that global warming is a Chinese hoax to the accusations of “fake news,” he has fanned the flames of suspicion. But

The Stigmatization of Conspiracy Theory since the 1950s

The Stigmatization of Conspiracy Theory since the 1950s
  • Author : Katharina Thalmann
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-14
  • ISBN : 9780429670473
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Are conspiracy theories everywhere and is everyone a conspiracy theorist? This ground-breaking study challenges some of the widely shared assessments in the scholarship about a perceived mainstreaming of conspiracy theory. It claims that conspiracy theory underwent a significant shift in status in the mid-20th century and has since then become highly visible as an object of concern in public debates. Providing an in-depth analysis of academic and media discourses, Katharina Thalmann is the first scholar to systematically trace the

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories
  • Author : Jan-Willem van Prooijen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-09
  • ISBN : 9781315525396
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Who believes in conspiracy theories, and why are some people more susceptible to them than others? What are the consequences of such beliefs? Has a conspiracy theory ever turned out to be true? The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories debunks the myth that conspiracy theories are a modern phenomenon, exploring their broad social contexts, from politics to the workplace. The book explains why some people are more susceptible to these beliefs than others and how they are produced by recognizable and

Plots: Literary Form and Conspiracy Culture

Plots: Literary Form and Conspiracy Culture
  • Author : Ben Carver,Dana Craciun,Todor Hristov
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781000475616
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This edited collection contributes to the study of conspiracy culture by analysing the relationship of literary forms to the formation, reception, and transformation of conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories are narratives, and their narrative form provides the structure within which their ‘readers’ situate themselves when interpreting the world and its history. At the same time, conspiracist interpretations of the world may then be transmediated into works of literature and import popular discourse into narrative structures. The suppression and disappearance of books

Revealing Schemes

Revealing Schemes
  • Author : Scott Radnitz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • ISBN : 9780197573563
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Conspiracy theories are not just outlandish ideas. They can also be political weapons. Conspiracy theories have come to play an increasingly prominent role in political systems around the world. In Revealing Schemes, Scott Radnitz moves beyond psychological explanations for why people believe conspiracy theories to explore the politics surrounding them, placing two questions at the center of his account: What leads regimes to promote conspiracy claims? And what effects do those claims have on politics and society? Focusing on the

Russia Today and Conspiracy Theories

Russia Today and Conspiracy Theories
  • Author : Ilya Yablokov,Precious N Chatterje-Doody
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-09
  • ISBN : 9781000433593
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The Russian international media outlet Russia Today (RT) has been widely accused in the Western world of producing government propaganda and conspiracy theories. This book explores for the first time the role that conspiracy theories actually play in the network’s broadcasts. More than this, it provides the first ever study of how the Russian government engages with conspiracy theories in the international arena, with a particular focus on the use of conspiracy theories as an instrument of public diplomacy.