Valiant Ambition
Score: 4
From 123 Ratings

Valiant Ambition


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698153233


Valiant Ambition Book Description :

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 volume that turns one of America’s best-known narratives on its head.” —Boston Globe "Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction." —Wall Street Journal 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...

Valiant Ambition
Score: 4
From 123 Ratings

Valiant Ambition


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525426783


Valiant Ambition Book Description :

An "account of the complicated middle years of the American Revolution that shares lesser-known insights into the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold."--NoveList....

Valiant Ambition
Score: 4
From 124 Ratings

Valiant Ambition


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Generals
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143110194


Valiant Ambition Book Description :

In Valiant Ambition, Nathaniel Philbrick tells a story of loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship between George Washington and General Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution. This is a complex, controversial piece of history that paints a dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation....

Bunker Hill
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Bunker Hill


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101622704


Bunker Hill Book Description :

The bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye tells the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution, in this "masterpiece of narrative and perspective." (Boston Globe) Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Bat...

Valiant Ambition

Valiant Ambition


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683783527


Valiant Ambition Book Description :

Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick | Summary & Analysis Preview: Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution focuses on the treachery of Benedict Arnold as it plays out against the wider panorama of the American Revolution. Benedict Arnold was a courageous officer who was responsible for a number of crucial American victories during the Revolution. His brilliant conduct of the Battle of Valcour Island at Lake Champlain in 1776 delayed British forces and prevented them from reaching the Hudson River valley. Had the British succeeded, they might have separated New England from the rest of the colonies and quickly ended the war. Arnold also managed the American victory at the...

In the Hurricane s Eye
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

In the Hurricane s Eye


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698153226


In the Hurricane s Eye Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition. In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next...

Benedict Arnold  Revolutionary Hero
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero


  • Author : James K. Martin
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0814756468


Benedict Arnold Revolutionary Hero Book Description :

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 treason. Yet 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 Revolutionary cause, sacrificing family life, health, and financial well-being for a conflict that left him physically crippled, sullied by false accusations, and profoundly alienated from the American cause of liberty. By viewing Arnold's life backward through the prism of his treason, we invariably succumb to the demonizations that arose only after his abandonment of...

Benedict Arnold s Army
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Benedict Arnold s Army


  • Author : Arthur S. Lefkowitz
  • Publisher : Savas Beatie
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611210033


Benedict Arnold s Army Book Description :

This “brilliant” account of Benedict Arnold’s military campaign to bring Canada into the Revolutionary War is “hard to put down”—includes maps (Mag Web). In 1775, Benedict Arnold led more than one thousand men through the Maine wilderness in order to reach Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. His goal was to reach the fortress city and bring Canada into the Revolutionary War as the fourteenth colony. When George Washington learned of a route to Quebec that followed a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness, he picked Col. Benedict Arnold to command the surprise assault. The route to Canada was 270 miles of rapids, waterfalls, and dense forests that took months to traverse. Arnold led his famished corps through early ...

Away Off Shore
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Away Off Shore


  • Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101528549


Away Off Shore Book Description :

A book about a tiny island with a huge history, from the New York Times bestselling author of Valiant Ambition and In the Hurricane's Eye. “For everyone who loves Nantucket Island this is the indispensable book.” —Russell Baker In his first book of history, Nathaniel Philbrick reveals the people and the stories behind what was once the whaling capital of the world. Beyond its charm, quaint local traditions, and whaling yarns, Philbrick explores the origins of Nantucket in this comprehensive history. From the English settlers who thought they were purchasing a “Native American ghost town” but actually found a fully realized society, through the rise and fall of the then thriving whaling industry, the story of Nantucket is a truly unique chap...

Benedict Arnold
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Benedict Arnold


  • Author : Willard Sterne Randall
  • Publisher : Quill
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: American loyalists
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0688109683


Benedict Arnold Book Description :

The famous traitor's first modern biography unearths new evidence explaining why this successful general changed sides, and analyzes his agonized career...