George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American RevolutionBook - 2016
Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washingtons unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters.
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A look at the American Revolution through the lens of loyalty and personal intergrity.
GreenwichFiction Mar 13, 2019
This is a historical book chock full of details unknown to most Americans. What makes a book of this type relevant to those of us living in Greenwich is that it tells the story of our history with references to many places we all know and have visited. It provides interesting insights to battles ... Read More »
This is a nonfiction account of the middle years of the Revolutionary War, focusing on two dominant but different American generals, George Washington and Benedict Arnold.