Benedict Arnold (First Book)

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Examines the life of the Revolutionary War general who deserted to the British in exchange for money

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Gr. 4-6. Using succinct text, short chapters, and numerous illustrations, Wade introduces young readers to America's most infamous traitor. Arnold served for many years as a high-ranking officer in the Continental Army, was once referred to as "the bravest of the brave" by George Washington, and was held in high public esteem for much of his early life. His betrayal of the U.S. government stunned many of his contemporaries, but Wade cites instances when Arnold demonstrated questionable personal judgment that make his final actions seem in keeping with his true character. Although the text is brief, the author includes several excerpts from original sources and an afterword that clarifies the fate of Arnold, his wife, Peggy, and Major John Andre. The photographs and reproductions of early engravings and paintings are particularly clear; the bibliography and index will further aid young report writers. Kay Weisman

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Grade 3-6?A well-illustrated, readable, and objective introductory biography of America's most notorious traitor. Wade chronicles Arnold's life from his boyhood in Connecticut to his death in London. Special emphasis is placed on his treasonous activities, but the book also includes his heroic deeds that helped the Americans win the Revolution, including his part in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and his leadership at the battle of Saratoga. Unlike many other biographies, this one also contains some information on what became of his wife, Peggy Shippen. Attractive, full-color and black-and-white reproductions appear throughout. A good index is included but, unfortunately, source notes are not. Jean Fritz's Traitor (Putnam, 1981) is a more thorough offering for slightly older readers.?Margaret B. Rafferty, Gwinnett-Forsyth Regional Library, GA
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