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The Resource The tragedy of Benedict Arnold : an American life, Joyce Lee Malcolm

The tragedy of Benedict Arnold : an American life, Joyce Lee Malcolm

Label
The tragedy of Benedict Arnold : an American life
Title
The tragedy of Benedict Arnold
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Lee Malcolm
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Joyce Lee Malcolm skillfully unravels the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the true Arnold and his world. There was his dramatic victory against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class tension and economic instability. We witness his brilliant wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, fearful of powerful military leaders, like Arnold, who could threaten the nation's fragile democracy. Throughout, Malcolm weaves in portraits of Arnold's great allies--George Washington, General Schuyler, his beautiful and beloved wife Peggy Shippen, and others--as well as his unrelenting enemy John Adams, British General Clinton, and master spy John Andre. Thrilling and thought-provoking, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold sheds new light on a man--as well on the nuanced and complicated time in which he lived
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Malcolm, Joyce Lee
Dewey number
  • 973.3/82092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E278.A7
LC item number
M35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • American loyalists
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
Label
The tragedy of Benedict Arnold : an American life, Joyce Lee Malcolm
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The price of honor -- Great expectations -- Descent -- The fortunes of war -- Taking charge -- Smooth and choppy waters -- Love, marriage, duels, and honor -- "My country called" -- The race to seize forts -- Buried in the public calamity -- Honor in a "direful howling wilderness" -- A fierce attack, a winter siege -- Defending the lakes -- Don't tread on me -- "Besmirched honor" -- Savage warfare -- Defending New York, again -- The fatal blow -- The wages of victory -- The eye of the storm -- The court-martial -- Becoming Gustavus Monk -- Treason -- Afterword -- Final thoughts
Control code
on1005686008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.382 M292 ; XX-N ; [A17BP140, #53, 4@27.95, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1005686008
  • (OCoLC)1005686008
Label
The tragedy of Benedict Arnold : an American life, Joyce Lee Malcolm
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The price of honor -- Great expectations -- Descent -- The fortunes of war -- Taking charge -- Smooth and choppy waters -- Love, marriage, duels, and honor -- "My country called" -- The race to seize forts -- Buried in the public calamity -- Honor in a "direful howling wilderness" -- A fierce attack, a winter siege -- Defending the lakes -- Don't tread on me -- "Besmirched honor" -- Savage warfare -- Defending New York, again -- The fatal blow -- The wages of victory -- The eye of the storm -- The court-martial -- Becoming Gustavus Monk -- Treason -- Afterword -- Final thoughts
Control code
on1005686008
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xx, 410 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681777375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.382 M292 ; XX-N ; [A17BP140, #53, 4@27.95, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1005686008
  • (OCoLC)1005686008

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