DMA Arts & Letters Live: Brad Meltzer
In The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot Against George Washington and the Birth of American Counterintelligence, author Brad Meltzer and his co-author and television partner Josh Mensch have brought to light the story of the secret, deadly plot to assassinate the first President of the United States.
Drawing on extensive research, Meltzer and Mensch unravel the shocking true story behind what has previously been a footnote in history, capturing 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. It reveals how hard the battle was for the first commander-in-chief and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.
The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals Washington’s character but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement, which led to the modern CIA.