Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy by M. William Phelps Paperback Book


Rent Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America's First Spy

Author: M. William Phelps

Narrator: Gigante, Phil

Format: Unabridged-MP3, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Brilliance Corporation

Published: Oct 2008

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical - U.s.

Retail Price: $24.95


Few Americans know much about Nathan Hale other than his famous last words: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
But who was the real Nathan Hale?

M. William Phelps charts the life of this famed patriot, following his childhood in Connecticut, his education at Yale, and work as a schoolteacher. Even in his brief career, he distinguished himself as perhaps one of the first to offer formal lessons to young women. But he soon became drawn into the colonies' war for independence.
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 standoff in Boston to the battle for New York, Hale saw what life for an ordinary soldier was like in Washington's struggling army. And when the General called on him to serve as a spy, he willingly rose to the challenge, eventually trading his life for the chance to serve the cause.

In the first Hale biography for generations, Phelps separates historical fact from longstanding myth to reveal the true life of an original American patriot.

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