Valiant Ambition

Valiant Ambition

George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Large Print - 2016
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From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award, comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Wheeler Publishing, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410489500
1410489507
Branch Call Number: LP 973.3 PHILBRICK
Characteristics: 827 pages (large print), 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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rpavlacic
Aug 15, 2016

So what made America's greatest military man flip to the British? Two battlefield injuries that went unrecognized, being passed over for promotion within the ranks several times, and wrongful accusations of malfeasance while serving as Mayor of Philadelphia. Perhaps it was greed, or perhaps he just reached the breaking point. Either way, the unsuccessful surrender of West Point to the British was the turning point of the American Revolution. Philbrick gives a great background as to how it all happened.

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Hopalong_Kid
Jun 29, 2016

Great story to bring the history of the American Revolution into context, warts and all. the book confirms why Washington is such a great man.

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