During my recent early American history jag, I read two wonderful books that were both very interesting. The first is about the spy ring set up by George Washington during the war: George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade. It is an easy read, well-researched and fascinating! There are so many interesting facts that lay unknown in our American history for many, many years. Because the secret was so well kept, even the "players" in this fascinating drama were not even known until recent years (and the one female participant is still not definitive). But without this brave group of people who believed in our Cause, the war for our independence would likely not have been won!
The second book is a wonderful biography our first First Lady! Because Martha Washington destroyed all the correspondence between she and George when he died, there was little known about her for many years. Yet, in Martha Washington: An American Life, by Patricia Brady, much that was buried in correspondence with other friends and family, and in other documents not well known, has emerged to tell the story of this remarkable woman. Loved her! Excellent book!
If you aren't used to reading history, give these a try...neither are very long, and both are awesome!