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The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, & Treachery by Steve Sheinkin

The Notorious Benedict Arnold Did you know that the most notorious traitor in American history, Benedict Arnold, was also one of our greatest heroes?  I didn’t!  He was one of George Washington’s most trusted generals.  He was utterly fearless in battle, a genius at strategy, and beloved by his soldiers.  Without his daring early victories, the American Revolutionary War would have been quickly lost.  But he had no political skill—he wasn’t careful about hurting people’s feelings. He was blunt, egotistical, and had a bad temper.  Some of the people he upset began to spread rumors about him (some true, some not).  He felt insulted and felt that he wasn’t getting the credit he deserved.  With his fame and power slipping away, he came up with a desperate plan that would have given victory to the British—a plan that very nearly worked. The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism, and Treachery by Steve Sheinkin is a fast moving, easy read that you won’t want to put down.  It’s an incredible action adventure–part extreme survival story, part spy thriller–and 100% true.

 

By MPPL on July 11, 2011 Categories: For Grades 4-6, Non-fiction

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