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The Resource Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

Label
Valiant Ambition
Title
Valiant Ambition
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington's unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters. From the Hardcover edition
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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  • Brick, Scott
  • OverDrive, Inc
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Washington, George
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Generals
  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
  • United States
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adult
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Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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1 online resource.
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online
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Isbn
9780147524393
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7f8e9562-513c-427f-9822-8f4cc53770d7
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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  • (OCoLC)947963950
  • (OCoLC)ocn947963950
  • 1255543
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Label
Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780147524393
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7f8e9562-513c-427f-9822-8f4cc53770d7
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947963950
  • (OCoLC)ocn947963950
  • 1255543
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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