Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

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Signed by author on title page without inscription. First Edition with full number line. In protective acid-free archival quality acetate cover.In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within.

Title: Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Author Name: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Categories: History, Signed, Limited Editions, First Editions, Military,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Viking: 2016-05-10

ISBN: 0525426787

ISBN 13: 9780525426783

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2-5-1633

Keywords: Philbrick George Washington Benedict Arnold American Revolution signed history US biography famous leaders Army British Navy New York liberty,