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BENEDICT ARNOLD'S ARMY - THE 1775 AMERICAN INVASION OF CANADA DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Lefkowitz, Arthur S.

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ISBN 10: 1932714030 / ISBN 13: 9781932714036
Published by Savas Beatie, New York, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Savas Beatie, New York, 2008. 1st ed, 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 384pgs. A fascinating campaign through the Maine wilderness, to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS010458I

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Title: BENEDICT ARNOLD'S ARMY - THE 1775 AMERICAN ...

Publisher: Savas Beatie, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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A brilliant American combat officer and this country’s most famous traitor, Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. His contemporaries called Arnold “the American Hannibal” after he successfully led more than 1,000 men through the savage Maine wilderness in 1775. The objective of Arnold and his heroic corps was the fortress city of Quebec, the capital of British-held Canada. The epic campaign is the subject of Benedict Arnold’s Army, a fascinating campaign to bring Canada into the war as the 14th colony.
The initiative for the assault came from George Washington who learned that a fast moving detachment could surprise Quebec by following a chain of rivers and lakes through the Maine wilderness. Washington picked Col. Benedict Arnold, an obscure and controversial Connecticut officer, to command the corps who signed up for the secret mission.
Arnold believed that his expedition would reach Quebec City in twenty days. The route turned out to be 270 miles of treacherous rapids, raging waterfalls, and trackless forests that took months to traverse. At times Arnold’s men were up to their waists in freezing water dragging and pushing their clumsy boats through surging rapids and hauling them up and over waterfalls. In one of the greatest exploits in American military history, Arnold led his famished corps through the early winter snow, up and over the Appalachian Mountains, and on to Quebec.
Benedict Arnold’s Army covers a largely unknown but important period of Arnold’s life. Award-winning author Arthur Lefkowitz provides important insights into Arnold’s character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, experience as a competitive businessman, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason.
Lefkowitz extensively researched Arnold’s expedition and made numerous trips along the same route that Arnold’s army took. Benedict Arnold’s Army also contains a closing chapter with detailed information and maps for readers who wish to follow the expedition’s route from the coast of Maine to Quebec City.
There is a growing interest in the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary War as a source of national pride and identity and the Arnold Expedition as told through Benedict Arnold’s Army is one of the greatest adventure stories in American history.

Arthur S. Lefkowitz lives in central New Jersey

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“...In short, BENEDICT ARNOLD’S ARMY is brilliant. The prose sparkles, the research shines, and the historical fog enveloping this obscure expedition lifts to reveal the military gamble across a barely-charted wilderness... hard to put down.”
Magweb.com 05/2008

“...highly recommended to American History shelves and anyone who would want to learn more about this enigmatic figure of American History.”
Midwest Book Review, 05/2008

“...an excellent campaign history that is difficult to put down... a fine narrative that is certain to find a wide audience among scholars of the War of Independence and more popular audiences as well.”
On Point, 01/2009

About the Author:

Arthur Lefkowitz is an independent researcher and author living in New Jersey. His four previous books are noted for their unique subject matter starting with The Long Retreat published in 1998. His books have received numerous awards and he is a member of The Board of Governors of The American Revolution Round Table.

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