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The Resource The man in the mirror : a life of Benedict Arnold, Clare Brandt

The man in the mirror : a life of Benedict Arnold, Clare Brandt

Label
The man in the mirror : a life of Benedict Arnold
Title
The man in the mirror
Title remainder
a life of Benedict Arnold
Statement of responsibility
Clare Brandt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this illuminating biography of America's notorious traitor, Clare Brandt brings alive the times and the life of Benedict Arnold, one of history's most complex and confounding figures. Benedict Arnold has long been portrayed as an American Judas, the embodiment of hypocrisy and betrayal. In Clare Brandt's "masterful" and "eminently readable" biography, we discover the man behind the legend - a driven and often brilliant military leader whose social and personal
  • insecurities, ambitions, and longings for material wealth undermined his superior qualities and talents. In the early months of the Revolutionary War, Arnold's dramatic march to Quebec made him a public hero. His conduct at the Battle of Saratoga two years later confirmed his reputation as America's greatest fighting general. But even though he was hailed as a hero and a patriot, Arnold yearned for more - including the status and wealth his family had lost during his
  • childhood. Clare Brandt shows how Arnold's contradictory impulses and volatile personality alienated his contemporaries, including his champion, George Washington. She describes his love affair with a beautiful young woman from Philadelphia's aristocracy, a relationship that ultimately contributed to Arnold's decision to commit one of the most treacherous acts in American history. A superb work of biography and history, The Man in the Mirror is full of surprising
  • insights not only into a man but also into a fascinating time, the period of the Revolutionary War in America
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brandt, Clare
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • United States
  • American loyalists
  • Generals
  • American revolution, 1775-1789
  • American loyalists
  • Traitors
  • United States
Label
The man in the mirror : a life of Benedict Arnold, Clare Brandt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27186719
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780679401063
Lccn
92045118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27186719
  • (Sirsi) a172768
Label
The man in the mirror : a life of Benedict Arnold, Clare Brandt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm27186719
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780679401063
Lccn
92045118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27186719
  • (Sirsi) a172768

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