provides us with an interesting look at the most noted traitor in American history. We learn about Arnold’s boyhood and how he may have been ‘shaped’ to later become a traitor to his country; he was a reckless, daredevil of a young man who craved and received praise and attention. Using first hand accounts from the period from those who knew Arnold, Sheinkin paints Arnold as a hero and a ‘brilliant strategist’ who was loved by those in his command at the start of his military career. This easy-to-read account of hero turned traitor provides an interesting look at the times and the man without whom we may not have won the revolution. This is a must read for anyone, young or old, interested in American history, the Revolutionary War, and knowing more about the notorious Benedict Arnold. (Stan Cianfarano)
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