Benedict Arnold: patriot and traitor

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W. Morrow, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 667 pages
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The famous traitor's first modern biography unearths new evidence explaining why this successful general changed sides, and analyzes his agonized career as a patriot and soldier

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User Review  - HMGThomas - LibraryThing

Benedict Arnold is not all we were taught he was; he was a patriot. Traitor? Not so sure. He certainly was denied by the newly formed United States and spurned by England. BTW - he didn't "give" West Point up to the British. He did get screwed over by history. Read full review

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User Review  - hslone1 - LibraryThing

An extremely brave and competent general, Arnold was not easy to get along with and therefore alienated the politicians who could have mentored him. His actions of leading from the front allowed him ... Read full review

Contents

IT WAS ARNOLD
191
TREASON OF THE BLACKEST DYE
399
SELFPRESERVATION IS THE FIRST PRINCIPLE
434
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About the author (1990)

Willard Sterne Randall is the Visiting Professor of Humanities at Champlain College in Vermont and an expert on early U.S. history. He received the Sidney Hillman Prize and the National Magazine Award as an investigative reporter. His book, "Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and "A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin" and His Son won the Frank Luther Mott Prize. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his family.

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