The Real Cincinnati

CincinnatusDid you know that the Society of the Cincinnati in my book Cincinnatus: The Secret Plot to Save America is a real thing?

The Society of the Cincinnati is the oldest patriotic organization in the United States, originally founded by a group of officers from the Continental Army (Revolutionary War) who idealized the selflessness of the Roman farmer-dictator Cincinnatus.

The society is still alive and active today.  It is a private, closed organization made up solely of qualified male descendants of the founding officers.

Officially, the group promotes patriotism through education, museums and libraries.  What do they do with the rest of their time and money?  I’ve got a few ideas – Cincinnatus.

Learn more about the society at or on Wikipedia.