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Rose, Alexander 1971-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 26 publications in 2 languages and 1,371 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy 
Classifications: E279, 973.385
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Washington's spies : the story of America's first spy ring by Alexander Rose ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1778, General Washington needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy's battle plans. Washington's band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged to let him retire but always came through in the end. Personally guiding these everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn't spy, he possessed a talent for deception--and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. Historian Rose tells an unknown story of the Revolution--the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners--that has never appeared in the history books.--From publisher description
Kings in the North : the House of Percy in British history by Alexander Rose ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turn the story of America's first spy ring by Alexander Rose ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soon to be a series on AMC Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed individuals who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors'including the spymaster at the heart of it all, George Washington. Previously published as Washington's Spies "Alexander Rose tells this important story with style and wit."'Pulitzer Prize'winning author Joseph J. Ellis "Fascinating . . . Spies proved to be the tipping point in the summer of 1778, helping Washington begin breaking the stalemate with the British. . . . [Alexander] Rose's book brings to light their crucial help in winning American independence."'Chicago Tribune "[Rose] captures the human dimension of spying, war and leadership . . . from the naive twenty-one-year-old Nathan Hale, who was captured and executed, to the quietly cunning Benjamin Tallmadge, who organized the ring in 1778, to the traitorous Benedict Arnold."'The Wall Street Journal "Rose gives us intrigue, crossed signals, derring-do, and a priceless slice of eighteenth-century life. Think of Alan Furst with muskets."'Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father "A compelling portrait of [a] rogues' gallery of barkeeps, misfits, hypochondriacs, part-time smugglers, and full-time neurotics that will remind every reader of the cast of a John le Carre novel."'Arthur Herman, National Review
La nouvelle géopolitique de Hong Kong by Alexander Rose ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LE 1 JUILLET 1997, LA COLONIE BRITANNIQUE DE HONGKONG EST RETROCEDEE A LA REPUBLIQUE POPULAIRE DE CHINE (RPC) SELON DES MODALITES NEGOCIEES PENDANT UNE PERIODE DE PRES DE VINGT ANS ET SELON LE PRINCIPE "UN PAYS, DEUX SYSTEMES" PRECONISE PAR DENG. QU'UNE TELLE COEXISTENCE SOIT POSSIBLE A SUSCITE BEAUCOUP DE SCEPTICISME ET A ALIMENTE UN DEBAT SOUTENU ENTRE LES PARTISANS D'UN PLUS GRAND CONTROLE DESAUTORITES CENTRALES DANS LA GESTION ET L'AVENIR DE HONGKONG ET LES PARTISANS D'UNE PLUS GRANDE AUTONOMIE D'UNE ENTITE QU'ILS VEULENT PLUS OUVERTE SUR LE MONDE QUE SUR PEKIN. AU LENDEMAIN DES EVENEMENTS DE TIEN AN MEN, EN MAI 1989, IL EXISTE UNE GRANDE CRAINTE POUR L'AVENIR DES LIBERTES CIVIQUES A HONGKONG. L'IMMINENCE DE LA RETROCESSION ET SON ASPECT POTENTIELLEMENT DRAMATIQUE SONT ALORS INTEGRESPAR LES HONGKONGAIS ET CELA CONTRIBUE A ALIMENTER LE DEBAT RELATIF A LA NECESSITE D'UNE DEMOCRATISATION POLITIQUE LOCALE. L'ARRIVEE DU DERNIER GOUVERNEUR EN 1992, CHRIS PATTEN, AVIVERA CE DEBAT. PATTEN INSTAURE UN PRINCIPE DE DEMOCRATISATION RAPIDE, CONCRETISE NOTAMMENT PAR LES ELECTIONS LEGISLATIVES DE SEPTEMBRE 1995, ALORS QUE LE PRINCIPE DIRECTEUR JUSQUE LA AVAIT ETE UN PRINCIPE DE DEMOCRATISATION LENTE. LA POLITIQUE INSTAUREE PAR PATTEN ENTRAINE UNE POLITISATION DANS UN TERRITOIRE TRADITIONNELLEMENT DEPOLITISE. UN AN APRES LA RETROCESSION, LE DEGRE D'AUTONOMIE PROMIS A HONGKONG EST MAINTENU A QUELQUES ENTAILLES PRES ET L'ADMINISTRATION EN PLACE EST SOUTENUE PAR LA POPULATION. C'EST LA DIMENSION ECONOMIQUE DES "DEUX SYSTEMES" QUI POSE PROBLEME. HONGKONG EST EMPORTE DANS LE TOURBILLON DE LA CRISE ASIATIQUE. LONGTEMPS PRESENTEE COMME UNE MENACE, LA RPC DEVIENT PARADOXALEMENT UN SOUTIEN ECONOMIQUE PRIMORDIAL. L'ETUDE PASSE ENFIN PAR UNE ANALYSE DE L'EVOLUTION DE L'INTERACTION ENTRE HONGKONG ET UN CERTAIN NOMBRE DE ZONES CLES. PARMI CES ZONES, IL FAUT COMPTER LE HINTERLAND HONGKONGAIS, SHANGHAI LE RIVAL, ET TAIWAN
Alexander Rose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Presentation by Alexander Rose about his book, Washington's Spies : the Story of America's First Spy Ring (OCLC# 64230502)
 
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English (22)
French (4)
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