Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor

Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor

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by Willard Sterne Randall
     
 
In the first contemporary biography of Benedict Arnold, prize-winning journalist and historian Willard Sterne Randall unearths startling new evidence on the most famous treason in American history, explaining why the man George Washington considered his best general changed sides in the American Revolution. Randall uncovers documents long considered lost in Europe

Overview

In the first contemporary biography of Benedict Arnold, prize-winning journalist and historian Willard Sterne Randall unearths startling new evidence on the most famous treason in American history, explaining why the man George Washington considered his best general changed sides in the American Revolution. Randall uncovers documents long considered lost in Europe and America and analyzes Arnold's agonized career as a patriot and soldier. Benedict Arnold nearly succeeded in conquering Canada for the Americans, built the first American fleet, and repeatedly battled the British to a standstill. Then, crippled in combat, Arnold turned bitter as he became embroiled in conflicts with other generals, politicians in Congress, and Washington himself. Humiliated by public court martial, he plotted to betray his closest comrades in a conspiracy with his wife. Defecting to the British, he savagely attacked his native land, very nearly capturing Thomas Jefferson. In exile, Arnold was spurned by his old friends and enemies, becoming a man without a country.

"Randall's Benedict Arnold is one of the finest political biographies published in years." - London Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014453400
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
78,415
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Willard Sterne Randall has won numerous awards, among them the National Magazine Award from Columbia School of Journalism for his articles on political corruption in Philadelphia. Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named a Notable Book by The New York Times. After a seventeen year career as an award-winnning investigative reporter, he completed graduate studies in history at Princeton University. Author of six prizewinning Founding Father biographies, most recently Ethan Allen, His Life and Times, Randall recently retired as Professor and Distinguished Scholar in History at Champlain College in Vermont, where he lives with his wife and frequent co-author, Nancy Nahra.

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