I didn't know much about the circumstances that led Benedict Arnold to betray his country. This book was a delight to listen to and opened my eyes to the temptations and motivations of a very complex, yet troubled figure in American history. This book would appeal to any history buff, particularly one interested in the American Revolution. The narrator, Scott Brick, is excellent and makes a very good book even more entertaining. If you liked Nathaniel Philbrick's other books, you'll undoubtedly like Valiant Ambition as well.
This book proves that Benedict Arnold is not a traitor and is an enlightenment for people think Arnold is a traitor. Read this book and think again about Benedict Arnold.
The book ends without a clear outcome
What a learning experience....and great narration! I don't recall having learned anything about Benedict Arnold other than that he'd been a traitor during the revolutionary war, never realizing that America's creation and survival occurred primarily because of his skills and earlier devotion to the revolutionary cause. And the intertwined story of he and George Washington was vivid. Want to know how thin the tread was between our revolutionary success and failure, read this book! These are the history facts that should be part of our school's history texts. And it shows many similarities between the political elements/tensions in play then tand today's fractured picture.