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It was a surprising turn of events. No man was more ardent for the patriot cause and more recklessly brave on the battlefield than Benedict Arnold. After the first three years of the Revolutionary War, every patriot recognized as our two greatest warriors George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, and twice battle-wounded Benedict Arnold, captor of Fort Ticonderoga, invader of Canada, and victor at the battle of Saratoga. Washington and Arnold admired each other. Washington saw Arnold as a true fighting soldier whose merits were unjustly neglected by his superiors and the Continental Congress. Arnold respected Washington as a worthy commander in chief. They even shared enemiesboth men were subject to jealous conspiracies against them from plotting generals and petty politicians (including, in Washingtons case, John Adams). But while Washington rose above his enemies, Arnold became embittered by them. With a character less stoic than Washingtons, in pain from his battlefield wounds, and with slow twists of mind, heart, character, and decision, Arnold, in charge of Fortress West Point, finally committed himself to betraying the cause that he had previously served so well. In dramatic fashion, George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots unveils a chapter of American history that rivals any novel or film for action, intrigue, and romance. It is a story that few Americans know, but that every American should. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I think Washington dearly loved Arnold not only as a soldier but much as a brother. We know much of the history of Washington as a stateman, President and finally American icon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by richard e whitelock
Fascinating history! Benedict Arnold's contribution to the revolution was never covered in school, nor the reason for his treachery. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James B Thompson
Most interesting and educational. Perfect for all ages but especially teenagers. Easy read. Very good book. Highly recommend. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard J. Archer
I've read several books dealing with the lives of both of these men. While Mr.Palmer's book offers nothing particularly new about Washington (how could it considering how... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David E. Eppenstein, Jr.
ODES OF WAR, EVIL MEN PLOTTING AGAINST ONE, G.WASHINGTON LIVES FULLY HIS LEGACY, NO DISAPPOINTMENT, A YOUNG FRAGILE CHILD, [NATIONPublished 8 months ago by John Rossi
This was one of the best books I have read that covers both men. The book reads like a good story instead of getting bogged down with dry facts. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chad
Exceptionally clear and as unbiased as possible, this book defines the real difference between Washington and Arnold. This book could form the basis of a symposium on Leadership.Published 11 months ago by Charlotte W. Mark