God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man

God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man

by Jack Kelly
God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man

God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man

by Jack Kelly

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Overview

"Vivid." —The Wall Street Journal

"A dazzling addition to the history of the American Revolution." ―Kirkus Review (starred)


"Finally... a full and fascinating portrait of a true hero of the American Revolution, until he was visited by villainy. A riveting read." ―Tom Clavin, New York Times bestselling author of Follow Me to Hell

Benedict Arnold committed treason— for more than two centuries, that’s all that most Americans have known about him.

Yet Arnold was much more than a turncoat—his achievements during the early years of the Revolutionary War defined him as the most successful soldier of the era. GOD SAVE BENEDICT ARNOLD tells the gripping story of Arnold’s rush of audacious feats—his capture of Fort Ticonderoga, his Maine mountain expedition to attack Quebec, the famous artillery brawl at Valcour Island, the turning-point battle at Saratoga—that laid the groundwork for our independence.

Arnold was a superb leader, a brilliant tactician, a supremely courageous military officer. He was also imperfect, disloyal, villainous. One of the most paradoxical characters in American history, and one of the most interesting. GOD SAVE BENEDICT ARNOLD does not exonerate him for his treason—the stain on his character is permanent. But Kelly’s insightful exploration of Arnold’s career as a warrior shines a new light on this gutsy, fearless, and enigmatic figure. In the process, the book offers a fresh perspective on the reasons for Arnold’s momentous change of heart.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250281951
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2023
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 45,533
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

JACK KELLY is an award-winning author and historian. His books include Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America’s Independence, which received the DAR History Medal. He is also the author of Valcour, The Edge of Anarchy, Heaven’s Ditch, and Gunpowder. He has published several novels, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in Nonfiction Literature. Kelly has appeared on The History Channel, National Public Radio, and C-Span. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
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