Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Wheeler Hardcover) (Large Print / Hardcover)

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Mr. Philbrick manages to remove a few layers of the varnish that history has applied to Washington's reputation as a general and, more significantly, provides a convincing foundation for Arnold's infamous betrayal. The author of In the Heart of the Sea also focuses upon the importance of the waterways that served as pathways to the bloody conflicts that ultimately gave birth to a new nation.

— Alden Graves

May 2016 Indie Next List


“History buffs will welcome this serious and interesting salvaging of the American Revolution from the mists of legend and folklore. This book is also a reminder that the messy, often disturbing politics of our own time are not unique, that idealism conflicts with power struggles, that both war and building a nation can have destructive consequences, and that both revolutionaries and traitors can galvanize a movement. Complex, controversial, and important.”
— Susan Thurin (W), Bookends on Main, Menomonie, WI

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A New York Times Bestselling Author
A National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist

From the author of National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

About the Author


Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of "In the Heart of the Sea," winner of the National Book Award; "Mayflower," finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; "Bunker Hill," winner of the New England Book Award;" Sea of Glory"; "The Last Stand"; "Why Read Moby Dick?"; and "Away Off Shore." He lives in Nantucket.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410489500
ISBN-10: 1410489507
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
Publication Date: May 4th, 2016
Pages: 860
Language: English
Series: Wheeler Hardcover
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