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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9780525426783, 0525426787, 9780698453233
Summary
An "account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold."--NoveList.
Contents
  • Preface: The fault line
  • Part I: The wilderness of untried things
  • Chapter One: Demons of fear and disorder
  • Chapter Two: The mosquito fleet
  • Chapter Three: A cabinet of fortitude
  • Chapter Four: The year of the hangman
  • Chapter Five: The dark eagle
  • Chapter Six: Saratoga
  • Part II: Secret motives and designs
  • Chapter Seven: The bite of a rattlesnake
  • Chapter Eight: The knight of the burning mountain
  • Chapter Nine: Unmerciful fangs
  • Chapter Ten: The chasm
  • Chapter Eleven: The pangs of a dying man
  • Chapter Twelve: The crash
  • Chapter Thirteen: No time for remorse
  • Epilogue: A nation of traitors.
Description
xix, 427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes
  • Map on lining papers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-403) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original blue boards; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2015/2016.
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