George Washington And Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots [NOOK Book]

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Complete with maps and illustrations, "George Washington and Benedict Arnold" presents the amazing story of two would-be patriots, one who became the father our country, the other became a man without a country.
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George Washington And Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots

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Overview

Complete with maps and illustrations, "George Washington and Benedict Arnold" presents the amazing story of two would-be patriots, one who became the father our country, the other became a man without a country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596980389
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,065,871
  • File size: 867 KB

Meet the Author

Dave R. Palmer is a retired lieutenant general of the United States Army, two–tour veteran of Vietnam, former superintendent of West Point, and accomplished military historian specializing in the campaigns of George Washington and the eighteenth–century American army. He often appears as a commentator in television documentaries on the Revolutionary War period and its generals and is the author of many books, including The Summons of the Trumpet, The Way of the Fox, and George Washington: First in War. A graduate of West Point and Duke University, he lives with his wife in Belton, Texas.

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  • Posted December 13, 2008

    Dueling Patriots...

    Overall a very interesting book which adds a multidimensional layer to the Benedict Arnold/George Washington story. Although the author interjects his voice uselessly and his writings of the battles is somewhat disjointed, the battle scenes themselves are engaging and interesting. The author really highlights Arnold's military genius. This book really documents Arnold's fall from grace - from honored rebel leader to traitor. He makes him seem almost sympathetic by making him human rather than a one-dimensional character without redemption. His downfall, really, isn't his loyalty or patriotism - but rather his jealousy and need for recognition. But for his ego and feelings being hurt, he may never have turned sides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    Great Book

    This is a great, dual biography of George Washington and Benedict Arnold by a former Westpoint Superintendent. I found the book very engaging. We see Washington and Arnold's esential contributions to securing victory over the British in the American Revolution. Arnold is the ambitious, hot-tempered, daring battle field commander known as the Hannibal of the Patriots. Washington was of course the reserved but aggresive commanding general holding the cause together. Ultimately, you know what happens. Benedict Arnold betrays the country to the British and becomes the most reviled American in history. Palmer tells the story with sharp prose that flows well, almost like a novel. I was rivited to his account of the betrayal, which is the best part of the book. Lastly, the author concludes his work with an insightful and even insperational discussion of the examples of character that Washington and Arnold serve to demonstrate. The author demonstrates a unique sense of ethos on this subject as a militray leader himself and his role as a Superintendent of West Point, both the school founded to develop leaders of character and the infamous location of Arnold's treason. The book deserves (5) stars, and I think it is the best follow-up to McCullough's 1776.

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