The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

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Roaring Brook Press, Nov 9, 2010 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 352 pages
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Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America's first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.
The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.

 

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

Listened to the audiobook only because it's exactly 7 hours as was my usually interminable drive to PA. Surprisingly, it totally drew me in. I knew that Benedict Arnold was a traitor during the war ... Read full review

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This book is a gem. I did not expect to like it and was not drawn in by the cover. However, Sheinkin does a beautiful job drawing the reader into to the personal stories of the characters in this ... Read full review

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Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as theYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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