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

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

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Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
Title
Valiant ambition
Title remainder
George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
  • 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philbrick, Nathaniel
Dewey number
  • 973.3/82092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E206
LC item number
.P48 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The fault line -- Part I: The wilderness of untried things -- Chapter One: Demons of fear and disorder -- Chapter Two: The mosquito effect -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525426783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn933729300
Label
Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The fault line -- Part I: The wilderness of untried things -- Chapter One: Demons of fear and disorder -- Chapter Two: The mosquito effect -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 427 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525426783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn933729300

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