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

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

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Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
Title
Valiant ambition
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George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
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by Nathaniel Philbrick
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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
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Washington, George
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
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Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698153233
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 916983
  • 0609731a-51d5-4a15-8c72-a3c57ce992e0
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)948248534
  • (OCoLC)ocn948248534
  • 1255440
Label
Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698153233
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 916983
  • 0609731a-51d5-4a15-8c72-a3c57ce992e0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948248534
  • (OCoLC)ocn948248534
  • 1255440

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