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Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution / Nathaniel Philbrick.

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]Description: xix, 427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, black and white ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525426783; 0525426787.Subject(s): Washington, George, 1732-1799 | Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography | United States. Continental Army -- Biography | Generals -- United States -- Biography | Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 | Washington, George, 1732-1799 | United States. Continental Army | American Revolution (1775-1783) | Generals | United States | 1775-1783Genre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | History.DDC classification: 973.3/82092 | B
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.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-403) and index.

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.

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.

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