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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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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The wilderness of untried things -- Demons of fear and disorder -- The mosquito fleet -- A cabinet of fortitude -- The year of the hangman -- The dark eagle -- Saratoga -- Part II. Secret motives and designs -- The bite of a rattlesnake -- The knight of the burning mountain -- Unmerciful fangs -- The chasm -- The pangs of a dying man -- The crash -- No time for remorse -- Epilogue: a nation of traitors
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cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
827 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410489500
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016010890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
VALIANT AMBITION : GEORGE WASHINGTON, BENEDICT ARNOLD, AND THE FATE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, by Nathaniel Philbrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The wilderness of untried things -- Demons of fear and disorder -- The mosquito fleet -- A cabinet of fortitude -- The year of the hangman -- The dark eagle -- Saratoga -- Part II. Secret motives and designs -- The bite of a rattlesnake -- The knight of the burning mountain -- Unmerciful fangs -- The chasm -- The pangs of a dying man -- The crash -- No time for remorse -- Epilogue: a nation of traitors
Dimensions
cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
827 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410489500
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016010890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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