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This Week on Dispatches: Bill Bleyer on the Culpeper Spy Ring

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews writer and historian Bill Bleyer on sifting fact from fiction about the legendary Culpeper Spy Ring.... The post This Week on Dispatches: Bill Bleyer on the Culpeper Spy Ring appeared first on...

Ten Graves of Patriot Spies

Spies. They lived in the shadows playing a very dangerous, life-or-death game while they served in various roles of espionage for the patriot cause... The post Ten Graves of Patriot Spies appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

AMC’s Turn – First Season Review

TURИ, the AMC cable network series that recently finished the 10th episode of its initial season, has been renewed for a second season of ten more episodes. Before the season aired, Michael Schellhammer, who screened the first three episodes, wrote a...

A Season of Turn

The A.M.C. television series Turn reached the end of its first season Sunday, and I filed my review of that episode at Den of Geek. Earlier in the week the website published my article on Maj. Richard Hewlett, which I wrote before guessing that the Battle...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Jun 2014

Abraham Woodhull: The Spy Named Samuel Culper

Abraham Woodhull, spy for General George Washington, nearly got himself hanged on one of his first missions.   It was in October 1778, when Woodhull toured British-held New York City and its environs, observing Crown military activities.  At one point...

Turn, Turn, TURИ

Roy Rogers reviews Turn, AMC's recent historical drama of espionage during the American Revolution.
From: The Junto on 25 Apr 2014

Reviewing Every Twist and Turn

Last night saw the launch of A.M.C.’s new spy drama Turn, followed closely by the launch of my review of that show at Den of Geek. I don’t type that fast; I got an advance look at the first episode. So did Michael Schellhammer, and his review at the...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Apr 2014

AMC’s “Turn”: Everything Historians Need To Know

Danger, secrets, intrigue and revenge were all part of the Culper spy ring, and the new AMC series “Turn,” premiering April 6 (Sundays 9/8 central), offers a fascinating look into how these intrepid American spies helped win the Revolutionary War. ...

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