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092    BIO|bARNOLD 
100 1  Malcolm, Joyce Lee,|eauthor. 
245 14 The tragedy of Benedict Arnold :|ban American life /
       |cJoyce Lee Malcolm. 
250    First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York :|bPegasus Books,|c2018. 
300    xx, 410 pages :|billustrations (some color) ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-395) and 
520    Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted 
       man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of 
       treason. Yet the fall of Benedict Arnold remains one of 
       the Revolutionary period’s great puzzles. Why did a 
       brilliant military commander, who repeatedly risked his 
       life fighting the British, who was grievously injured in 
       the line of duty, and fell into debt personally funding 
       his own troops, ultimately became a traitor to the patriot
       cause?   Historian Joyce Lee Malcolm skillfully unravels 
       the man behind the myth and gives us a portrait of the 
       true Arnold and his world. There was his dramatic victory 
       against the British at Saratoga in 1777 and his troubled 
       childhood in a pre-revolutionary America beset with class 
       tension and economic instability. We witness his brilliant
       wartime military exploits and learn of his contentious 
       relationship with a newly formed and fractious Congress, 
       fearful of powerful military leaders, like Arnold, who 
       could threaten the nation’s fragile democracy. 
600 10 Arnold, Benedict,|d1741-1801. 
610 10 United States.|bContinental Army|vBiography. 
650  0 American loyalists|vBiography. 
650  0 Generals|zUnited States|vBiography. 
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