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Real Benedict Arnold

ISBN-10: 0395776090
ISBN-13: 9780395776094
Edition: 2007
Authors: Jim Murphy
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Description: Every account of the American Revolution mentions Benedict Arnold and brands him-correctly-as a traitor. Theres no question that Arnold, an American army officer, switched his loyalty to the British side. Over the years, however, historians,  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Every account of the American Revolution mentions Benedict Arnold and brands him-correctly-as a traitor. Theres no question that Arnold, an American army officer, switched his loyalty to the British side. Over the years, however, historians, partisans, and gossips have added to Arnolds unsavory reputation by distorting, embroidering, or simply ignoring factual details. In this informed and thoughtful account, Jim Murphy goes in search of the real man behind the "traitor" label, rumors, and folktales that became part of the Benedict Arnold legend. Drawing on Arnolds few surviving writings and on the letters, memoirs, and political documents of his contemporaries, Murphy builds a fascinating portrait of a brilliant man, consistently undervalued by his peers, who made a choice that continues to reverberate through American history. Dramatic accounts of crucial battles and political maneuvers round out this lively biography of a patriot who could have been a hero.

The Most Brilliant Soldier
You Are Accountable
Be Ye Also Ready
A Reputation of Unsullied Honor
Good God Are the Americans All Asleep?
None but Almighty God Shall Prevent My Marching
I Have Resigned My Commission
Our Gallant Colonel
The Forlorn Hope
He Will Turn Out a Great Man
The Gallant Defense
By Heavens I Will Have Justice
A Devilish Fighting Fellow
You Will Hear of My Being Victorious
Inspired by the Fury of a Demon
We'll Have Them All in Hell
I Am Heartily Tired
On You Alone My Happiness Depends
Because I Might Have Done Wrong
Whom Can We Trust Now?
Nil Desperandum
Notes, Sources, and Related Asides
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