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Talk - Secret Revolution: Intelligence And The American War For Independenc...

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Talk - Secret Revolution: Intelligence And The American War For Independence

James City County Library, Williamsburg, VA

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Founding father, civic leader, harnesser of electricity, Spy?

This last role of Benjamin Franklin's may not be as well know as his others, yet Franklin ran an intelligence network in Europe during the Revolution.

The CIA’s chief historian David Robarge discusses how civilian and military leaders of the American Revolution used espionage, covert action, counterintelligence, deception operations and cryptanalysis to offset the British Army's advantage in men and weaponry and help win the fight for independence. This program begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 in the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road.

This Williamsburg Regional Library program is presented in support of the exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin:  In Search of a Better World.” It is free of charge and does not require tickets or reservations thanks to a grant from Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library.

For more information on all Franklin programs organized by Williamsburg Regional Library call (757) 259-4070 or visit

The traveling exhibit, "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," is on display at the James City County Library through June 19.  Organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, in cooperation with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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