BOOK & BOTTLE LECTURE
The True Story of the Culper Spy Ring
with author Bill Bleyer
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Members Free; Non-Members $8
Includes light refreshments.
Registration + Non-Refundable Prepayment Required.
Call to reserve! Space is limited!
Learn the true story of the Culper Spy Ring from former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer, author of George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide. History buffs have long been fascinated by the operation of the Long Island-based Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution, especially since the airing of the AMC series Turn.
Over the years, there have been many legends, such as the role played by Anna Strong’s clothesline, and suppositions about how the spies operated to support George Washington’s Continental Army. This slide presentation and lecture will separate facts from fiction and detail the ingenious operation of the intelligence network that helped the Patriots win the war.
This event will conclude with a Book Sale & Author Signing.
The author will make his books available for a flat fee of $24 to $26 each. Cash or credit.
George Washington’s LI Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide
Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History
Long Island and the Civil War
Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House
Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon
Bill Bleyer, Author
A prizewinning staff writer for Newsday for 33 years specializing in history and maritime issues, Bill Bleyer retired in 2014 to write books and freelance for the newspaper and magazines. He is co-author, with Harrison Hunt, of Long Island and the Civil War (2015) and the author of numerous other books, including Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Summer White House (2016), Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon(2017), Long Island and the Sea: A Maritime History (2019), and George Washington’s Long Island Spy Ring: A History and Tour Guide(2021). The Hofstra University graduate has taught economics and journalism there and history at Webb Institute, the naval architecture college in Glen Cove.