Sunday, November 09, 2014

Turn: Washington's Spies

The show follows New York farmer, Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.--AMC 
-I can't say enough good things about the new TV show, Turn: Washington's Spies.  It is based on a book with the same name, Washington's Spies by Alexander Rose.  Rose serves as a consultant for the show.  I look forward to reading the book.

-As I have mentioned many times before, I love learning about history, and am a war movie buff.  The Civil War and the Revolutionary War are my favorite to learn about because both wars were fought for freedom.

-When I home schooled my kids, we watched a TV series called, Liberty's Kids which was about the Revolutionary War.  It was very well done, and was accurate in the story it told.

-Turn tells a little bit different story, but it still looks at all sides of the Revolutionary War.  What I have been most struck by is that the British had fully taken over whole towns.  For some reason I hadn't pictured that before.

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