The Real Benedict Arnold

by Jim Murphy

Hardcover, 2007

Status

Available

Local notes

921 ARN

Barcode

5611

Publication

Clarion Books (2007), Edition: First Edition, 272 pages

Description

"Drawing on Arnold's surviving writings and on the letters, memoirs, and political documents of his contemporaries ... a fascinating portrait of a brilliant man, consistently undervalued by his peers, who made a choice that continues to reverberate through American history."

Original language

English

Physical description

272 p.; 7 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member kpickett
This is a great overview of the man who is commonly considered to be the most significant traitor in American history. It looks at both sides of the story, Benedicts heroism and bravery, and how he felt betrayed by his country and why became a turncoat.
LibraryThing member eduscapes
Since learning that my ancestor participated in the March through the Wilderness and Battle of Quebec in 1775, I've been fascinated in Benedict Arnold. The Real Benedict Arnold by Jim Murphy provides insights into the life of this famous general and traitor. Murphy does a wonderful job providing a
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detailed, yet easy-to-read account of Arnold's rise and fall. Through the use of primary source documents and other historical materials, Murphy addresses the fact and fiction surrounding this legendary figure in American history. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed an engaging biography.
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Lexile

1240L

Pages

272

Rating

(10 ratings; 4.1)
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