Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution

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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 386 pages
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Benedict Arnold’s Navy is an excellent book.”
--Associated Press

“This book must be on the shelf of anyone who isinterested in our struggle for independence, a warwe should not have won against the strongest nationon earth, but did.”
--Sea History

“A suspenseful, vivid account.”
--Wall Street Journal

“Nelson’s finely written narrative is a winner.”
--Naval History

“James Nelson is a master both of his period and ofthe English language.”
--Patrick O’Brian, author ofMaster & Commander

Covering one of history’s great “tipping point”battles, Benedict Arnold’s Navy recounts the courageousand exemplary campaign of Arnold and hiscobbled-together fleet of “ships” against a muchsuperior British force in the Battle of Valcour Island(Lake Champlain) in October 1776.This landmarkbook shows how Arnold’s fearless leadership againststaggering odds in a northern wilderness secured forAmerica the independence that he would later tryto betray.

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Review: Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution

User Review  - Dan Rogers - Goodreads

I read this book in preparation for attendance at a workshop at Fort Ticonderoga this coming July. It was chock full of very interesting information however there were a number of nautical terms which ... Read full review

Review: Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

I read this book a few years ago, but as memory serves, it does an outstanding job documenting Henry Knox's role in the amazing cannon transport from Fort Ticonderoga back to Massachusetts. If you ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

James L. Nelson is the author of twoseries of novels about the great sailing navies: Revolution at Seaand Brethren of the Coast. His nonfiction book Reign of Iron: TheStory of the First Battling Ironclads was named the best militaryhistory book of 2004 by the American Library Association.

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