Dark Eagle: A Novel of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, May 1, 2001 - Fiction - 522 pages
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The Indians called him "Dark Eagle" out of respect for both his military genius and his ruthlessness. His men worshipped him as a hero. But as the legendary general of the Continental Army neared the pinnacle of success, things began to go wrong, drawing Arnold inexorably toward the greatest crime of the age, one that would forever make his name synonymous with the word "traitor". Meticulously researched and brilliantly rendered, Dark Eagle illuminates both sides of the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1780. Harr traces Arnold's spectacular rise, culminating in his victory at Saratoga and his marriage to Peggy Shippen, the beautiful loyalist daughter of a prominent Philadelphia family, and Arnold's decline, culminating in his plan with Major John Andre and Peggy to betray Washington and deliver West Point to the British.

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User Review  - mcola - LibraryThing

Fascinating read and though a novel, it is historically accurate. I have long been interested in Benedict Arnold's story and happen to live in the vicinity where the final events played out. Despite ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A wide-ranging historical romance—the first novel by a historian hitherto known for his two books about the Rockefeller family—hearkens back to the American Revolution and the complex figure of ... Read full review


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Harr is a writer, historian, and consultant in the mangement and communications fields.

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