Distinguished historian james Kirby Martin's landmark biography, the result of a decade's labor, stands as an invaluable antidote to this historical distortion. Used book in Good Condition. We thereby overlook his critical role as one of the influential actors in the American Revolution. 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.
Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered #ad - 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, martin has given us an entirely new perspective on this dramatic and exceptional life, from his difficult childhood through his grueling winter trek across the howling Maine wilderness, and his crucial role in the Quebec and Saratoga campaigns, his valiant defense of Lake Champlain, set against the tumultuous background of the American Revolution.
Benedict arnold stands as one of the most vilified figures in American history. 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.
The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American LifePegasus Books #ad - A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America’s most complicated figures: the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold. Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. We witness his brilliant wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, like Arnold, fearful of powerful military leaders, who could threaten the nation’s fragile democracy.
Throughout, malcolm weaves in portraits of arnold’s great allies―George Washington, British General Clinton, and others―as well as his unrelenting enemy John Adams, his beautiful and beloved wife Peggy Shippen, General Schuyler, and master spy John Andre. There was his dramatic victory against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class tension and economic instability.
The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life #ad - Yet the fall of benedict Arnold remains one of the Revolutionary period’s great puzzles. 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. 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?Historian Joyce Lee Malcolm skillfully unravels the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the true Arnold and his world.
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution The American Revolution Series Book Cover May VaryPenguin Books #ad - Three weeks later, benedict arnold, one of his favorite generals, 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, and dramatic, controversial, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation.
A new york times bestsellerwinner of the george washington prizea 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.
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution The American Revolution Series Book Cover May Vary #ad - 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 journalin the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.
Penguin. In september 1776, the vulnerable continental army under an unsure George Washington evacuated New York after a devastating defeat by the British army.
Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American LibertyYale University Press #ad - Why did the once-ardent hero of the american revolutionary cause become 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.
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. 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.
Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty #ad - This work traces arnold’s journey from enthusiastic support of American independence to his spectacularly traitorous acts and narrow escape. Penguin. 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.
George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two PatriotsRegnery History #ad - They were strong leaders in combat, they admired and respected each other, and they even shared common enemies. Their earlier lives had surprisingly parallel paths. Penguin. In this fascinating and unique dual biography, family influences, youthful experiences, palmer also shows:how arnold’s treason actually helped the Patriot causeWhy Arnold and Washington’s amazingly similar backgrounds, George Washington and Benedict Arnold reveals important lessons for today through a story that few Americans know, and selfmade” status led to strikingly different results in their livesHow in four welldefined steps Arnold went from hero to traitorPresenting the panorama of the Revolutionary War through the lives of two of its most colorful and important figures, but that every American should.
Yet one became our greatest hero and the other our most notorious traitor. From 1775 through 1777, george washington and Benedict Arnold were America’s two most celebrated warriors. Used book in Good Condition. Why?in the new paperback edition of george Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, author and military historian Dave Palmer reveals the answer: character.
Benedict Arnold: Patriot and TraitorDorset Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Paperback: 667 pages publisher: Dorset Press 2001 Language: English Penguin.
The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War Journal of the American Revolution BooksWestholme Publishing #ad - Both sides succeeded well enough that the full story has never appeared until now. The road to concord: how four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War by historian J. British general thomas gage had been searching for them, both to stymie New England’s growing rebellion and to erase the embarrassment of having let cannon disappear from armories under redcoat guard.
. There was one goal gage and his enemies shared: for different reasons, they all wanted to keep the stolen cannon as secret as possible. Drawing on archives in the united states, original, United Kingdom, the book creates a lively, and Canada, and deeply documented picture of a society perched on the brink of war.
The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War Journal of the American Revolution Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Westholme Pub Llc. The author relates how radical patriots secured those four cannon and smuggled them out of Boston, and how Gage sent out spies and search parties to track them down. In the early spring of 1775, massachusetts, on a farm in Concord, British army spies located four brass cannon belonging to Boston’s colonial militia that had gone missing months before.
Anxious to regain those weapons, he drew up plans for his troops to march nineteen miles into unfriendly territory. Bell reveals a new dimension to the start of America’s War for Independence by tracing the spark of its first battle back to little-known events beginning in September 1774. L. Penguin.
Benedict Arnold: Patriot and TraitorWilliam Morrow & Co #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. 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 Penguin. Westholme Pub Llc.
The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814Cambridge University Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Westholme Pub Llc. This book explores the evolution of americans' first way of war, to show how war waged again Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans' employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US "special operations" in the War on Terror.
The sanguinary story of the american conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin.
Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolutionary WarHolt Paperbacks #ad - It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the world. Used book in Good Condition. A new york times notable book, 1997winner of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Award, 1997 Penguin. Stirring narrative history, skillfully told through the perspective of those who fought in the campaign, Saratoga brings to life as never before the inspiring story of Americans who did their utmost in what seemed a lost cause, achieving what proved to be the crucial victory of the Revolution.
. Holt McDougal. Westholme Pub Llc. Used book in Good Condition. In the summer of 1777 twelve months after the Declaration of Indepence the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne.
Scars of Independence: America's Violent BirthBroadway Books #ad - American Patriots persecuted and tortured Loyalists. In so doing, it offers a new origins story that is both relevant and necessary—an important reminder that forging a nation is rarely bloodless. In vivid, as the british found themselves torn between unlimited war and restraint toward fellow subjects, authoritative prose, Hoock’s new reckoning also examines the moral dilemmas posed by this all-pervasive violence, while the Patriots documented war crimes in an ingenious effort to unify the fledgling nation.
For two centuries we have whitewashed this history of the Revolution. Scars of independence forces a more honest appraisal, revealing the inherent tensions between moral purpose and violent tendencies in America’s past. African-americans fighting for or against independence suffered disproportionately, and Washington’s army waged a genocidal campaign against the Iroquois.
Holt McDougal. But as historian holger hoock shows in this deeply researched and elegantly written account of America’s founding, the Revolution was not only a high-minded battle over principles, and the British Empire, but also a profoundly violent civil war—one that shaped the nation, in ways we have only begun to understand.
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth #ad - In scars of independence, Hoock writes the violence back into the story of the Revolution. British troops massacred enemy soldiers and raped colonial women. A new york times book review editors' choicea magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire.