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Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London by [Eric D. Lehman]

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About the Author

ERIC D. LEHMAN is a professor of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport. His fiction, travel stories, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in dozens of online and print journals and magazines. He is the author of several books, including The Insider's Guide to Connecticut and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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"Homegrown Terror is more than the dramatic story of Benedict Arnold's betrayal of America. It is a richly textured and lively portrait of revolutionary era Connecticut. Readers interested in the American Revolution and historical New England will enjoy this book."―Joel Richard Paul, Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

"Easy to read, fast-paced, and filled with historical detail and well-documented sources, this look at Arnold will interest historians of the American Revolution as well as those with an interest in Connecticut history."―
Maine Antique Digest

"A new book on Arnold's dark career argues that terror more than treason should be his legacy. Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London is a fresh take on a familiar story and may be the first book on Arnold to give his attack on New London and Groton, little known outside these parts, its due. While calling Arnold a terrorist is an attention-getter, Lehman makes his case with nuance, arguing that the terms we use to define good and evil change over time."―John Ruddy,
The Day

"Lehman has read widely on his subject and tells Arnold's story with the intent of captivating the modern reader Its style, evidence of Lehman's skill for creative writing, and its short chapters make for a breezy read."―Christopher F. Minty,
The New England Quarterly

"[T]he book reads well, offering many details about Arnold's background, his relationships with childhood friends and rebel commanders, and his developing relations with the British."―S.A. Klein,
Choice

"It tells how Connecticut native Benedict Arnold and 1,600 British soldiers and loyalists captured Fort Griswold and burned down the settlement of New London in 1781, describes life in those times and explores how and why Arnold betrayed his countrymen and killed his neighbors."―Carole Goldberg,
The Hartford Courant

"Lehman's literary skills are undeniable and he deftly illustrates Arnold's world in Connecticut for his readers."―Gary Sellick,
On Point: The Journal of Army History

"Author Eric D. Lehman brings to life Connecticut during the Revolutionary War in Homegrown Terror. Lehman's book is a welcome addition to an understanding of Connecticut's role in the American Revolution and provides a fresh approach to this topic. Previous biographies of Benedict Arnold only touch on the attack on New London; Lehman's book completely focuses on it Indeed, the detailed account of the attack of New London is but a small part of the book, the culmination of a fascinating account of Connecticut during the Revolutionary War."―Rebecca Taber-Conover,
Connecticut History Review

"Benedict Arnold was a traitor―and a terrorist, as Eric Lehman vividly shows in his chilling account of Arnold's savage raid on New London. At the same time, Lehman presents a new look at the psyche of a Revolutionary War general who was both a hero and a villain."―Thomas B. Allen, author of Tories and George Washington, Spymaster

"Homegrown Terror is more than the dramatic story of Benedict Arnold's betrayal of America. It is a richly textured and lively portrait of revolutionary era Connecticut. Readers interested in the American Revolution and historical New England will enjoy this book."―Joel Richard Paul, author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution

"Eric Lehman's Homegrown Terror is the biography of evil personified by America's greatest antihero. It is a tour de force of research, showing that evil can draw a society―or nation―together as effectively as can good."―Christopher Collier, author of Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QX67QK5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wesleyan University Press (January 1, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 1, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5801 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 284 pages
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Eric D. Lehman is the the author or editor of twenty books, including New England at 400, IBPA finalist Homegrown Terror, The Quotable New Englander, Connecticut Vanguards, A History of Connecticut Wine, Literary Connecticut, A History of Connecticut Food, The Insiders Guide to Connecticut, Pushcart-nominated Afoot in Connecticut, and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity, which was chosen as an ALA university press book of the year and won the Victorian Society of America award in 2014. His novella Shadows of Paris was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award, won the 2016 silver medal in romance from Foreword Review, and won novella of the year from the Next Generation Independent Book Awards. He is an associate professor at the University of Bridgeport and his fiction, travel stories, reviews, and essays have been published in a wide variety of journals and magazines, from the Wayfarer to Estuary. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, author Amy Nawrocki, and their two cats.

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