George Washington And Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Aug 1, 2006 - History - 424 pages
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Fateful turns, choices and escapes from certain death dominate this captivating story of the most compelling figures of the Revolutionary War. When General George Washington appointed Benedict Arnold military commander of the Philadelphia region, military historian Palmer argues, he was not only making one of the worst personnel decisions of his career, but was also creating the conditions for the "Traitor of America" to commit his crime. Stark contrasts and similarities between two men show how their choices informed their destiny. The son of an alcoholic, Arnold became a wealthy merchant before he took up arms against the British, but distinguishing himself on the battlefield was not enough to earn Arnold the prestige he perpetually sought. Washington, who grew up on a tranquil farm, was the beneficiary of guidance from influential figures and was groomed to be a leader. Palmer has a talent for building momentum and suspense, but his most skilled turn is as profiler of the military comrades who would later be foes. Photos.
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Review: George Washington And Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots

User Review  - Ajay - Goodreads

An interesting book that parallels two men with similar backgrounds, but different outcomes! To be honest, I did not know much about Arnold's history. Read full review

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User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

This is a most appropriate read for anyone interested in learning about, not just these two patriots, the story of our country before and during our quest for independence. Dave Palmer lays out the ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
11
CHAPTER THREE
21
CHAPTER FOUR
37
CHAPTER FIVE 55
55
CHAPTER SIX 71
71
CHAPTER SEVEN
79
CHAPTER EIGHT
107
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
251
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
261
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
303
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
313
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
329
CHAPTER NINETEEN
339
CHAPTER TWENTY
349
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
383

CHAPTER NINE
121
CHAPTER TEN
157
CHAPTER ELEVEN
199
CHAPTER TWELVE
221
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
389
SUGGESTED READINGS
397
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