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Josh Mensch

Biography

Josh Mensch

Josh Mensch is the co-writer with Brad Meltzer of THE FIRST CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington. Before writing nonfiction, Josh’s background is as a documentary television producer, with a focus on American history and culture. He has been a showrunner, writer and director on award-winning series for the History Channel, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery and other networks. Josh is a graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia Journalism School, and lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Josh Mensch

Books by Josh Mensch

by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch - History, Nonfiction

In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. Washington trusted them. But unbeknownst to him, some of them were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with the Governor of New York, William Tryon, and Mayor David Mathews, launched a deadly plot against the most important member of the military: George Washington himself. This is the story of the secret plot and how it was revealed. It is a story of leaders, liars, counterfeiters and jailhouse confessors. It also shows just how hard the battle was for Washington and how close America was to losing the Revolutionary War.