Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

by Eric D. Lehman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819577498
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 09/19/2017
Series: Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books Series
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 1,269,563
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ERIC D. LEHMAN is a professor of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport. His fiction, travel stories, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of online and print journals and magazines. He is the author of several books, including The Insider’s Guide to Connecticut and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
On the Edge of Spring
Flashpoint
Resist Even Unto Blood
The Shadow War
Invasion
Villainous Perfidy
The Scandal of the Age
A Parricide in Old Virginia
William Ledyard’s Last Summer
The Sixth of September
The Battle of Groton Heights
Remember New London
The Fall of Silas Deane
Epilogue
A Note on Sources
Notes
Index

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Thomas B. Allen

“Benedict Arnold was a traitor—and a terrorist, as Eric Lehman vividly shows in his chilling account of Arnold’s savage raid on New London. At the same time, Lehman presents a new look at the psyche of a Revolutionary War general who was both a hero and a villain.”

Christopher Collier

“Eric Lehman’s Homegrown Terror is the biography of evil personified by America’s greatest antihero. It is a tour de force of research, showing that evil can draw a society—or nation—together as effectively as can good.”

Joel Richard Paul

“Homegrown Terror is more than the dramatic story of Benedict Arnold’s betrayal of America. It is a richly textured and lively portrait of revolutionary era Connecticut. Readers interested in the American Revolution and historical New England will enjoy this book.”

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