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The Real Benedict Arnold
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Publisher Clarion Books
Publication date September 17, 2007
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395776094
ISBN-10 0395776090
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $20.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
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. description: Product Description:
Every account of the American Revolution mentions Benedict Arnold and brands him—correctly—as a traitor. There’s 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 Arnold’s 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 Arnold’s 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.

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9780395776094 | details & prices | 272 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 1.90 lbs | List price $20.00
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