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Title Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero
Author James K. Martin
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2000-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 558
ISBN 0814756468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Benedict Arnold stands as one of the most vilified figures in American history. Stories of his treason have so come to define him that his name, like that of Judas, is virtually synonymous with treason. Yet Arnold was one of the most heroic and remarkable men of his time, indeed in all of American history. A brilliant military leader of uncommon bravery, Arnold dedicated himself to the Revolutionary cause, sacrificing family life, health, and financial well-being for a conflict that left him physically crippled, sullied by false accusations, and profoundly alienated from the American cause of liberty. By viewing Arnold's life backward through the prism of his treason, we invariably succumb to the demonizations that arose only after his abandonment of the rebel forces. We thereby overlook his critical role as one of the influential actors in the American Revolution. Distinguished historian James Kirby Martin's landmark biography, the result of a decade's labor, stands as an invaluable antidote to this historical distortion. Careful not to endow the Revolutionary generation with mythical proportions of virtue, Martin shows how self-serving, venal behavior was just as common in the Revolutionary era as in our own time. Arnold, a deeply committed patriot, suffered acutely because of his lack of political savvy in dealing with those who attacked his honor and reputation. Tracing Arnold's life, from his difficult childhood through his grueling winter trek across the howling Maine wilderness, his valiant defense of Lake Champlain, and his crucial role in the Quebec and Saratoga campaigns, Martin has given us an entirely new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional life, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution.

Benedict Arnold by Dr. Walter L. Powell

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Dr. Walter L. Powell
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2003-08-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0823966275
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Biography of the Revolutionary War patriot that turned traitor and fought for the British against the colonists.

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick

Title Valiant Ambition
Author Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-05-10
Category History
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780698153233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the George Washington Prize A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, from the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye. "May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.”—Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick's reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."—Wall Street Journal In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental army under an unsure George Washington evacuated New York after a devastating defeat by the British army. Three weeks later, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeded in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have lost the war. As this book ends, four years later Washington has vanquished his demons, and Arnold has fled to the enemy. America was forced at last to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from withinComplex, controversial, and dramatic, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.

Benedict Arnold by Aaron Derr

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Aaron Derr
Publisher Hidden History Spies
Release Date 2018
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781634402798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

He was popular with his troops. And he was such a good soldier that Benedict Arnold became a major general in the Colonial Army. So how did a Revolutionary hero become known as one of the earliest spies in U.S. history?

A Hero And A Spy by Russell M. Lea

Title A Hero and a Spy
Author Russell M. Lea
Publisher Heritage Books
Release Date 2006-01-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 628
ISBN 9780788438110
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the passing of time, Benedict Arnold the traitor has overshadowed Benedict Arnold the hero. Those who know of his extraordinary sacrifices for the colonies during the American Revolution are still confounded by his defection to the British side. Fort

Title Benedict Arnold in the Company of Heroes
Author Arthur S. Lefkowitz
Publisher Grub Street Publishers
Release Date 2013-01-19
Category History
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781611211122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This “gripping” history recounts the lives of American patriots who were a part of Arnold’s failed Canadian invasion during the Revolutionary War (Thomas Fleming, author of Liberty! The American Revolution). Hundreds of men followed Col. Benedict Arnold in an expedition to capture Quebec in 1775. After Arnold was wounded, his troops found themselves outnumbered and trapped inside the city. Award-winning author and Revolutionary-era historian, Arthur S. Lefkowitz takes a close look at some of the brave veterans who fought in Arnold’s failed campaign and explores the extraordinary lives they led afterward. In Benedict Arnold in the Company of Heroes, Lefkowitz paints vividly detailed portraits of early American patriots who continued their fight for independence after Arnold’s campaign. Some of the men portrayed include Charles Porterfield (who led troops at Brandwine); Daniel Morgan (the hero of Cowpens); Henry Dearborn and Timothy Bigelow (who fought alongside Arnold at Saratoga); Christian Febiger and Return Jonathan Meigs (who were at the forefront of the attack on Stony Point); Simeon Thayer (who refused to surrender at Fort Mifflin); and Col. Aaron Burr (whose wartime record was overshadowed by his later political career and duel with Alexander Hamilton). Benedict Arnold in the Company of Heroes “will delight readers who are looking for something new about the War of Independence” (John Ferling, author of Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence).

Turncoat by Stephen Brumwell

Title Turncoat
Author Stephen Brumwell
Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date 2018-05-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780300235180
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A historian examines how a once-ardent hero of the American Revolutionary cause became its most dishonored traitor. General Benedict Arnold’s failed attempt to betray the fortress of West Point to the British in 1780 stands as one of the most infamous episodes in American history. In the light of a shining record of bravery and unquestioned commitment to the Revolution, Arnold’s defection came as an appalling shock. Contemporaries believed he had been corrupted by greed; historians have theorized that he had come to resent the lack of recognition for his merits and sacrifices. In this provocative book Stephen Brumwell challenges such interpretations and draws on unexplored archives to reveal other crucial factors that illuminate Arnold’s abandonment of the revolutionary cause he once championed. This work traces Arnold’s journey from enthusiastic support of American independence to his spectacularly traitorous acts and narrow escape. Brumwell’s research leads to an unexpected conclusion: Arnold’s mystifying betrayal was driven by a staunch conviction that America’s best interests would be served by halting the bloodshed and reuniting the fractured British Empire. “Gripping… In a time when charges of treason and disloyalty intrude into our daily politics, Turncoat is essential reading.”—R. R. B. Bernstein, City College of New York “The most balanced and insightful assessment of Benedict Arnold to date. Utilizing fresh manuscript sources, Brumwell reasserts the crucial importance of human agency in history.”—Edward G. Lengel, author of General George Washington “An incisive study of the war and the very meaning of the American Revolution itself…. The defining portrait of Arnold for the twenty-first century.”—Francis D. Cogliano, author of Revolutionary America

Title The Notorious Benedict Arnold
Author Steve Sheinkin
Publisher Flash Point
Release Date 2010-11-09
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1429951354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Benedict Arnold by Willard Sterne Randall

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Willard Sterne Randall
Publisher Quill
Release Date 1991
Category American loyalists
Total Pages 672
ISBN 0688109683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The famous traitor's first modern biography unearths new evidence explaining why this successful general changed sides, and analyzes his agonized career

Benedict Arnold by Robert Zubrin

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Robert Zubrin
Publisher Polaris Books
Release Date 2005
Category Drama
Total Pages 104
ISBN 9780974144313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Benedict Arnold: A Drama of the American Revolution in Five Acts Benedict Arnold was the greatest combat soldier of the American Revolution. Yet, in September 1780, in collusion with the beautiful Tory agent Peggy Shippen and British spymaster John Andre, he attempted to betray George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton, and the critical fortress of West Point into Royal hands. This devastating plot came within a hair's breath of succeeding, and the fragile infant American cause was only saved by the chance intervention of three of the humblest and most improbable heroes ever to grace the annals of history. Exciting and dramatic, the tale of the Arnold conspiracy recounts the most perilous moment in the birth of the new nation, and plumbs the depths and the heights of human nature. Now, in the historically accurate play, Benedict Arnold, noted scientist and author Robert Zubrin brings this incredible and still meaningful story back to life.

Benedict Arnold by Jessica Gunderson

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Jessica Gunderson
Publisher Capstone
Release Date 2013-07
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781476502434
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"Describes Benedict Arnold's actions during the Revolutionary War and his betrayal of the Patriot cause"--

Dark Eagle by John Ensor Harr

Title Dark Eagle
Author John Ensor Harr
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release Date 2001-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 522
ISBN 014100178X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A historical novel traces the rise and fall of man whose name has become synonymous with "traitor."

Benedict Arnold by Liz Sonneborn

Title Benedict Arnold
Author Liz Sonneborn
Publisher Infobase Learning
Release Date 2013
Category JUVENILE NONFICTION
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781438143897
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chronicles the life and career of Benedict Arnold, the Revolutionary War hero who became America's most famous traitor.

The Tragedy Of Benedict Arnold by Joyce Lee Malcolm

Title The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold
Author Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publisher Pegasus Books
Release Date 2019-11-12
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1643132393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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History remembers this proud, talented, and conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. Yet the fall of Benedict Arnold remains one of the Revolutionary period’s great puzzles. Why did a brilliant military commander, who repeatedly risked his life fighting the British, who was grievously injured in the line of duty, and fell into debt personally funding his own troops, ultimately became a traitor to the patriot cause? Throughout, Malcolm weaves in portraits of Arnold’s great allies—George Washington, General Schuyler, his beautiful and beloved wife Peggy Shippen, and others—as well as his unrelenting enemy John Adams, British General Clinton, and master spy John Andre. Thrilling and thought-provoking, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold sheds new light on a man—as well on the nuanced and complicated time in which he lived.

The Real Benedict Arnold by Jessica Gunderson

Title The Real Benedict Arnold
Author Jessica Gunderson
Publisher Compass Point Books
Release Date 2019-08
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780756562496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Benedict Arnold may be the most prominent villain in United States history. But was he the truly evil man that American folklore has made him out to be? In the beginning of the American Revolution, he was a staunch patriot and military hero, but by the end of the war his frustration led him to betray his nation. The bad reputation that resulted has lived on in infamy.

Title The Declaration of Independence
Author David Armitage
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 0674022823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Not only did the Declaration announce the entry of the United States onto the world stage, it became the model for other countries to follow. This unique global perspective demonstrates the singular role of the United States document as a founding statement of our modern world.

Homegrown Terror by Eric D. Lehman

Title Homegrown Terror
Author Eric D. Lehman
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2015-01-06
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780819573308
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On September 6, 1781, Connecticut native Benedict Arnold and a force of 1,700 British soldiers and loyalists took Fort Griswold and burnt New London to the ground. The brutality of the invasion galvanized the new nation, and “Remember New London!” would become a rallying cry for troops under General Lafayette. In Homegrown Terror, Eric D. Lehman chronicles the events leading up to the attack and highlights this key transformation in Arnold—the point where he went from betraying his comrades to massacring his neighbors and destroying their homes. This defining incident forever marked him as a symbol of evil, turning an antiheroic story about weakness of character and missed opportunity into one about the nature of treachery itself. Homegrown Terror draws upon a variety of perspectives, from the traitor himself to his former comrades like Jonathan Trumbull and Silas Deane, to the murdered Colonel Ledyard. Rethinking Benedict Arnold through the lens of this terrible episode, Lehman sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation, and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.

Title The Real Benedict Arnold
Author Jim Murphy
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2007
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 264
ISBN 0395776090
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Provides a comprehensive look at the life of this American army officer and hero who turned traitor and the motives that led him to do what he did through letters, memoirs, and political documents from that period in history. 25,000 first printing.

Treacherous Beauty by Stephen Case

Title Treacherous Beauty
Author Stephen Case
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2012-07-03
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780762787081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Histories of the Revolutionary War have long honored heroines such as Betsy Ross, Abigail Adams, and Molly Pitcher. Now, more than two centuries later, comes the first biography of one of the war’s most remarkable women, a beautiful Philadelphia society girl named Peggy Shippen. While war was raging between England and its rebellious colonists, Peggy befriended a suave British officer and then married a crippled revolutionary general twice her age. She brought the two men together in a treasonous plot that nearly turned George Washington into a prisoner and changed the course of the war. Peggy Shippen was Mrs. Benedict Arnold. After the conspiracy was exposed, Peggy managed to convince powerful men like Washington and Alexander Hamilton of her innocence. The Founding Fathers were handicapped by the common view that women lacked the sophistication for politics or warfare, much less treason. And Peggy took full advantage. Peggy was to the American Revolution what the fictional Scarlett O’Hara was to the Civil War: a woman whose survival skills trumped all other values. Had she been a man, she might have been arrested, tried, and executed. And she might have become famous. Instead, her role was minimized and she was allowed to recede into the background—with a generous British pension in hand. In Treacherous Beauty, Mark Jacob and Stephen H. Case tell the true story of Peggy Shippen, a driving force in a conspiracy that came within an eyelashof dooming the American democracy.

Benedict Arnold S Navy by James Nelson

Title Benedict Arnold s Navy
Author James Nelson
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date 2006-05-12
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780071502245
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An epic story of one man’s devotion to the American cause In October 1776, four years before Benedict Arnold’s treasonous attempt to hand control of the Hudson River to the British, his patch-work fleet on Lake Champlain was all that stood between British forces and a swift end to the American rebellion. Benedict Arnold’s Navy is the dramatic chronicle of that desperate battle and of the extraordinary events that occurred on the American Revolution’s critical northern front. Written with captivating narrative vitality, this landmark book shows how Benedict Arnold’s fearless leadership against staggering odds in a northern wilderness secured for America the independence that he would later try to betray. Praise for James L. Nelson: "James Nelson is a master both of his period and of the English language." --Patrick O'Brian, author of Master and Commander "James L. Nelson tells this story with clarity and literary skill and with such ease and order that the reader feels he is attending a dissertation on history given by a consummate lecturer." --Ron Berthel, Associated Press, on Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, winner of the American Library Association’s 2004 Award for Best Military History "It is, by far, the best Civil War novel I’ve read; reeking of battle, duty, heroism and tragedy. It’s a triumph of imagination and good, taut writing . . . " --Bernard Cornwell on Glory in the Name, winner of the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award