1st Edition

Top Secret Files
The American Revolution, Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts From the American Revolution




ISBN 9781618212474
Published December 1, 2014 by Routledge
128 Pages

USD $8.95

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Book Description

George Washington had his own secret agents, hired pirates to fight the British, and helped Congress smuggle weapons, but you won't learn that in your history books! Learn the true stories of the American Revolution and how spies used musket balls, books, and laundry to send messages. Discover the female Paul Revere, solve a spy puzzle, and make your own disappearing ink. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: The American Revolution. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden . . .

Ages 9-12

Table of Contents

Secrets George Washington, Master Spy The Boston Tea Party Culper Spy Ring SPY TRAINING: Crack George’s Code Spy Training: Tea Party Experiment Nathan Hale Hero to Zero Housewife Spy The Woman Called Wahatchee Slave Turned Spy: James Armistead Lafayette Benjamin Franklin, Patriot Spy Spy Training: A Spy’s Memory Spy Training: Truth or Lie John Paul Jones’s Raid Daring Dicey The Truth About Paul Revere’s Ride Molly Pitcher Knowlton’s Rangers Spy Training: Target Practice Spy Training: Rule of Thumb Secret Weapons Brown Bess The Turtle Submarine Innovative Artillerymen Dead Drops and Invisible Ink Spy Training: Message Eggs Spy Training: Invisible Ink Spy Training: Spy Blocker Pirates of the Revolution Minutemen The Swamp Fox Peter Francisco: The One-Man Army Smuggling for Freedom Sneaky Tricks Spy Training: Hidden Messages Spy Training: Swamp Training Bibliography About The Author

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Biography

Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.

Reviews

This book provides an interesting angle on the American Revolution and will be of particular interest to students who love history, specifically the American Revolution and/or spy themes. It might also serve as a great hook for students who are not usually drawn to history topics. The stories within each chapter focus on the spies (even George Washington himself was one) and "secret" anecdotes (John Hancock was rumored to be a smuggler) that young students might find more exciting than the typical explanations and timelines that are in their history textbooks. Mixed in between these stories are fun activities relating to spy themes, such as how to develop a good "spy memory", cracking Washington's code book, and how to make invisible ink. This small book is full of interesting, engaging information . . . .

Mindprint Learning, 3/11/16