Valiant Ambition

Valiant Ambition

[George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution]

Audiobook CD - 2016
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In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780147524386
Branch Call Number: CD 973.38209 W277P 2016
Characteristics: 11 audio discs (13 hr., 19 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
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Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott


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Benedick Arnold, victim or villain? Follow the successful, talented general, once an early hero of the American Revolution, become traitor, pushed by greed, ambition and politics. Benedick’s story parallels with that of George Washington's, yet their fates diverge changing history forever. Narrator keeps listener intrigued through every battle, political maneuver and double-cross.


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