The treason of Benedict Arnold, 1780

an American general becomes his country"s first traitor.
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Relates the events which led Benedict Arnold to become America"s first traitor emphasizing his skill as an American general and his secret dealings with the British.

GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesA Focus book
LC ClassificationsE236 .K7
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5314697M
ISBN 100531010163
LC Control Number72115774

On Septemduring the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over. I haven't finished this book yet but wanted to comment anyway. I have read in other books on Benedict Arnold that many military historians consider him the best General of both sides of that conflict.

His victory early, on the Great Lakes probably prevented an early collapse of the colonial side and bought badly needed time for the rebels/5(23). Benedict Arnold stands as one of the most vilified figures in American history. Stories of his treason have so come to define him that his name, like that of Judas, is virtually synonymous with Arnold was one of the most heroic and remarkable men of his time, indeed in all of American history.

A brilliant military leader of uncommon bravery, Arnold dedicated himself to the 1/5(2). These sums were but the beginning.

Although in Benedict, Jr., the eldest of the traitor’s sons by his earlier marriage, was only twelve, he was given a commission in the British Army carrying half pay for life; and in his younger brothers were commissioned on the same terms.

On This Day in History - Septem The treason of Benedict Arnold Arnold's treason is discovered. On this day in history, SeptemBenedict Arnold's treason is discovered by 3 young patriots who grew suspicious of a passerby who turned out to be British spy, John discovery led to the three men's entry into the hall of fame of American heroes from the Revolution.

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Margaret "Peggy" Shippen (J – Aug ) was the highest-paid spy in the American Revolution, and was the second wife of General Benedict Arnold. Shippen was born into a prominent Philadelphia family with Loyalist tendencies. She met Arnold during his tenure as military commander of the city following the British withdrawal in   Benedict Arnold is now known mostly as a notorious Revolutionary War traitor who secretly tried to sell out the fort at West Point in exchange for a.

with accurate accounts of the capture of Groton Fort, the massacre that followed, and the sacking and burning of New London, September 6,by the British forces under the command of the traitor Benedict Arnold / by Rufus Avery and Stephen Hempstead, eye witnesses of the same.

Together with an interesting appendix. A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the George Washington Prize A surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, from the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye.

"May be one of the greatest what-if books of the age—a Reviews: Excerpted from the George Washington Book Prize finalist The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life, by Janet Lee Malcolm (Pegasus Books). Thomas Hart published an engraving of Benedict Arnold in after he led American troops through the wilderness to Canada and heroically stormed Quebec, which appears in the background.

Title: Record of the trial of Joshua Hett Smith, Esq.: for alleged complicity in the treason of Benedict Arnold: Author: Joshua Hett SmithPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from.

The treason & death of Benedict Arnold: a play for a Greek theatre. by: Chapman, John Jay, Published: () Complot d'Arnold et de Sir Henry Clinton contre les États-Unis d'Amérique et contre le général Washington, Septembre by: Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, Washington thought of Arnold as his “fighting general,” and supported him as much as he could up to the time of Benedict Arnold’s defection back to the British on Sept.

25, One wonders if Benedict Arnold had served directly under George Washington’s command instead of detached operations whether his rejection of the American cause.

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Benedict Arnold. In the last days of Septembernews broke that shocked America. “Treason. treason. treason. black as hell,” 1 wrote Alexander Scammell, the Continental Army’s Adjutant General.

Benedict Arnold, one of the young nation’s leading generals had gone over to the British. The desertion was unexpected. Get this from a library. The treason of Benedict Arnold, ; an American general becomes his country's first traitor.

[Robert Kraske] -- Relates the events which led Benedict Arnold to become America's first traitor emphasizing his skill as an American. An attempt to bring understanding, if not forgiveness, to the story of Benedict Arnold ().Examining a variety of primary sources, including Russell M.

Lea's publication of Arnold's war correspondence and other Arnold papers "recently discovered in Quebec," Malcolm (George Mason Univ.

School of Law; Peter's War: A New England Slave. Benedict Arnold: Triumph And Treason. 43m | | TV-G | CC. Story of the brilliant American Revolutionary War general who turned traitor, including his military victories for the colonists and his decision to commit treason and defect to the British.

Arnold, Benedict: meeting with Maj. John André American Gen. Benedict Arnold (seated), commander of West Point, pointing to the boot of British Maj. John André to suggest it as a place to conceal plans regarding Arnold's surrender of the strategically located garrison to the British.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (LC-DIG-ppmsca). On SeptemAmerican General Benedict Arnold committed treason by meeting with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army.

Benedict Arnold’s name might be the first that comes to mind when we think of treason not just because he was a traitor, but because he was such an unlikely one.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Benedict Arnold commits treason – Via On Septemduring the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army.

Benedict Arnold was an early American hero of the Revolutionary War who later became one of the most infamous traitors in U.S. history after he switched sides and fought for the British. Inhe begun secret negotiations with the British to surrender West Point to them in exchange for money and a command in the British army, but his plot was soon exposed.

Benedict Arnold’s tale is always compelling, and Malcolm does the story justice. The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold is a worthy addition to a recent boom in Arnold books, particularly for its serious discussion of honor.

Additionally, Malcolm’s insistence that personal animosity marred Arnold’s early career and contributed to his turn are. Benedict Arnold is the most famous turncoat in American history.

He was a skilled officer in George Washington’s Continental Army, a general who led patriot forces to several important victories over the British, including the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.

By Gregg Mangan. Benedict Arnold, despite the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices he made on behalf of American independence, is probably known best for being a the middle of the Revolutionary War, he changed sides, abandoning the Americans’ fight for independence in return for the military rank and financial reward he received in the British army.

"The Dark Eagle: Betrayed by His Country" is Greg Zoller's page argument that Gen. Benedict Arnold was not only no traitor, but, as the book cover says, "One of our greatest American heroes.".

Benedict Arnold was an American military general that served during the Revolutionary War who is best known for defecting from the American Continental Army to the British in He was born Januto Hannah Waterman King and Benedict Arnold in Norwich, Connecticut Colony.

He had five siblings but only he and his sister Hannah survived to adulthood; the rest died due to yellow fever. For additional information about Arnold’s amazing career as a Continental officer, consult James Kirby Martin, Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (New York, ).

Various translations of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War have been published over the past century. I used the widely accepted translation by the sinologist Lionel Giles, available in various.

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To treason. America's most notorious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arnold, a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heinous crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution.

"A. An exception is James Kirby Martin, who cited the Pennsylvania Gazette of Octo in his scholarly account of Arnold’s pre-treason career, Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (New York: New York University Press, ).

Prof. Arnold’s scheming still had to play itself out, and his treason would soon see its denouement in Westchester County. Recently named commander at West Point, Arnold was offering to sell the vital post—and the 2, American troops defending it—to the British pounds.

To close the deal, Clinton sent his aide, Major John [ ].The Life Of Benedict Arnold book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of t /5(2). “Gripping This fine book situates Benedict Arnold within several contexts: issues of loyalty and disloyalty; treason as a political concept and a crime; relationships among honor, reputation, politics, and war; and the ordeal of for everyone embroiled in the Revolutionary War.