Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution
“Benedict Arnold’s Navy is an excellent book.”
“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.”
“A suspenseful, vivid account.”
“Nelson’s finely written narrative is a winner.”
“James Nelson is a master both of his period and ofthe English language.”
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.