“Traitor to a nation. Turncoat. Coward. That is the Benedict Arnold we know. But did you know Benedict Arnold was a war hero, a loving husband, and an intelligent, charming man who was at one point in his life beloved by his nation and especially beloved by General George Washington? Though he was a brilliant officer and popular with many that met him, Arnold was also loathed by others in the military and government and constantly undervalued by his peers. Unfortunately, particularly for General Washington, Arnold was also the type of man to hold a grudge and his grudges led him to turn to the British during the Revolutionary War. With amazing detail (despite the fact that Arnolds wife burned almost all of his letters and correspondence) and a thoughtful look at the personality and motives of Benedict Arnold, Murphy has given us a fascinating, engaging and exciting biography.
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