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The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin
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Jan 31, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography, history, nonfiction, teen
Read from January 31 to February 04, 2011

Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitor in American history, but once he was one of Washington's most trusted generals. This fascinating book details his rise and fall, including the political slights and money woes that may have motivated him.

This well-researched, well-written account of Benedict Arnold's life reads like an adventure novel. Sheinkin admits to an Arnold obsession, and his passion shows not just in the writing, but in the extensive source notes and quote notes that are appended. The maps by Lazslo Kubinyi are also very well done.

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