Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy

Book Cover
Average Rating
Thomas Dunne Books,
Pub. Date:

The first biography in nearly a century of the legendary Revolutionary War patriot and our country’s first spy.Few Americans know much more about Nathan Hale than his famous last words: “I only regret that I have one life left to give for my country.” But who was the real Nathan Hale? M. William Phelps charts the life of this famed patriot and Connecticut’s state hero, following Hale’s rural childhood, his education at Yale, and his work as a schoolteacher. Even in his brief career, he distinguished himself by offering formal lessons to young women. Like many young Americans, he soon became drawn into the colonies’ war for independence, becoming a captain in Washington’s army. When the general was in need of a spy, Hale willingly rose to the challenge, bravely sacrificing his life for the sake of American liberty. Using Hale’s own journals and letters as well as testimonies from his friends and contemporaries, Phelps depicts the Revolution as it was seen from the ground. From the confrontation in Boston to the battle for New York City, readers experience what life was like for an ordinary soldier in the struggling Continental army. In this impressive, well-researched biography, Phelps separates historical fact from long-standing myth to reveal the life of Nathan Hale, a young man who deserves to be remembered as an original American patriot.

More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 290a844a-d1b7-9986-9a77-f9bc09a29383
Grouping Title nathan hale the life and death of americas first spy
Grouping Author phelps m william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-03-10 04:48:42AM
Last Indexed 2019-03-26 04:53:07AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Phelps, M. William.
author_display Phelps, M. William
collection_arlington Biographies
detailed_location_arlington Central Biographies
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 290a844a-d1b7-9986-9a77-f9bc09a29383
isbn 9780312376413
item_details ils:.b12936455|.i13720995|Central Biographies|B HALE N|||1|false|false|||||Due Mar 30, 2019|Dec 19, 2018|canb||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-03-26T08:53:07.608Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington B HALE N
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780312376413
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b12936455|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Thomas Dunne Books,|2008.|x, 306 pages ; 24.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b12936455 .i13720995 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
subject_facet United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service
title_display Nathan Hale : the life and death of America's first spy
title_full Nathan Hale : the life and death of America's first spy / M. William Phelps
title_short Nathan Hale :
title_sub the life and death of America's first spy