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Valiant ambition

Nathaniel Philbrick

Valiant ambition

George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States,
  • Generals,
  • United States. Continental Army,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    From the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award, comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 741-814).

    Other titlesGeorge Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution
    StatementNathaniel Philbrick
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE206 .P48 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination827 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages827
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212603M
    ISBN 101410489507
    ISBN 109781410489500
    LC Control Number2016010890
    OCLC/WorldCa944179821

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In Septemberthe vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat [ ]. His new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, explores four years of the Revolutionary War, from throughwith a focus on George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the many lesser personalities that surrounded them, offering a new perspective on the people and events that shaped the : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Nathaniel Philbrick’s latest book, A Valiant Ambition is a masterstroke of insight into two of the most important men of the American Revolution: Benedict Arnold and his Excellency, George Washington. To me, Arnold is one of the most interesting characters in American history/5().

“Clear and insightful, [Valiant Ambition] consolidates Philbrick’s reputation as one of America’s foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction.” — Wall Street Journal In the second book of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick turns to the tragic.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Valiant Ambition is the 11 th book by Philbrick, who specializes in early United States history, especially of the seafaring sort.

He credits his mother, who had a lifelong fascination with Arnold, with the inspiration to write Valiant Ambition. He is clearly an accomplished writer, especially adept at using just the right word to not only.

But in a fascinating new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and The Fate of The American Revolution, historian Nathaniel Philbrick subtly Author: Nick Romeo.

Buy a cheap copy of Valiant Ambition: George Washington, book by Nathaniel Philbrick. Free shipping over $   I repeatedly looked up from its pages to tell my husband, “This book is fabulous.” VALIANT AMBITION takes two of my favorite figures of the Revolution, Washington and Arnold, and explains their characters and emotional lives in such a way that their individual responses under extreme stress seem not only understandable but almost inevitable.8/   The harrowing story of a pathbreaking naval expedition that set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean, dwarfing Lewis and Clark with its discoveries, from /5().

Book Summary "Valiant Ambition 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.".

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When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. The title of Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Valiant Ambition” says everything about it, because it. Valiant Ambition succeeds in capturing the desperation of the war, and it even succeeds in making some deeper political and philosophical points.

It is, put simply, the best book on George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Revolutionary War I've ever read. The narrator is also excellent, making this already engrossing book darn near dangerous.

As this book ends, four years later Washington has vanquished his demons, and Arnold has fled to the enemy. America was forced at last to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from withinComplex, controversial, and dramatic, Valiant Ambition is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth /5(71).

Published inNathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution traces the history of the relationship between George Washington and the treasonous general Benedict Arnold, zeroing in on Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey during to The true question of the book is whether or not there would even be a country left if.

“Valiant Ambition is a suspenseful, vivid, richly detailed, and deeply researched book about the revolutionary struggle that bound George Washington and Benedict Arnold together and about the almost disastrous dysfunction of America’s revolutionary government that helped drive them apart, serving as a pretext for Arnold’s dastardly.

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the bestsellers In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, tackles this fascinating reversal of fortune in Valiant Ambition, an engrossing narrative of the war’s most difficult years.

In Philbrick’s view, both men were indeed valiant and ambitious, but their fundamental characters were diametrically opposed.Valiant Ambition | "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.

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