The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle... show more
Most people know that Benedict Arnold was America’s first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest war heroes. This accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale.The Notorious Benedict Arnold is the winner of the 2011 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.
Publish date: November 9th 2010
Publisher: Flash Point
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, American History
, Biography Memoir
I think that we have all known someone like Benedict Arnold. Not like the Benedict Arnold that was an amazing, brave to the point of reckless general. Not like the Benedict Arnold that was this country's most infamous traitor. In other words, not many of us actually ever get to know people who ar...
If you’re wandering around Saratoga National Park, you might come across an odd sculpture of a boot/leg with a cryptic dedication: In memory of the "most brilliant soldier" of the Continental Army who was desperately wounded on this spot the sally port of BORGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT 7th October...
For the first half of this book, the reader is treated to a depiction of Arnold that seems like he was a very misunderstood but likeable man. He seemed a true Patriot fighting against the British before the war even begins by joining in the Boston tea party and doing all he could to avoid the payin...
Benedict Arnold is a fascinating character and Sheinkin brings him vividly to life in this lively, informative and quite engaging portrait. This is a biography written specifically for a teenage audience but any adult reader who enjoys a gripping, good story with a compelling character will enjoy it...
An excellent children’s biography of Benedict Arnold! I loved the way Sheinkin allowed people to speak in their own words, using quite a few period quotations, while at the same time explaining things in clear, modern terms. In addition, he was trying to capture one of the more complex figures in Re...