Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution

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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 386 pages
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Benedict Arnold’s Navy is an excellent book.”
--Associated Press

“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.”
--Sea History

“A suspenseful, vivid account.”
--Wall Street Journal

“Nelson’s finely written narrative is a winner.”
--Naval History

“James Nelson is a master both of his period and ofthe English language.”
--Patrick O’Brian, author ofMaster & Commander

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.

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About the author (2007)

James L. Nelson is the author of twoseries of novels about the great sailing navies: Revolution at Seaand Brethren of the Coast. His nonfiction book Reign of Iron: TheStory of the First Battling Ironclads was named the best militaryhistory book of 2004 by the American Library Association.

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