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The notorious Benedict Arnold : a true story of adventure, heroism, & treachery / Steve Sheinkin.

By: Sheinkin, Steve.
Contributor(s): Roaring Brook Press [pbl] | R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company [prt].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 344 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781596434868 (hbk.); 1596434864 (hbk.).Subject(s): Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 -- Juvenile literature | United States. Continental Army -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | American loyalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Generals -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Juvenile literature | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Collaborationists -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 973.3/82092 | B
Contents:
Clearing the woods: October 2, 1780 -- Benedict Arnold: January 14, 1741 -- Pranks and plays: 1751-1762 -- Making of a rebel: 1762-1775 -- Arnold's war: April 19-May 9, 1775 -- Across the lake: May 10-May 15, 1775 -- Trouble at Fort Ti: May 18-June 19, 1775 -- Enter André: June 1775 -- A risky proposition: July 1-September 18, 1775 -- To the Dead River: September 18-October 17, 1775 -- Critical and alarming: October 19-October 29, 1775 -- City on a cliff: October 29-November 8, 1775 -- Prisoner of war: September-November 1775 -- To the storming: November 8-December 30, 1775 -- Battle for Quebec: December 31, 1775 -- Blockade in the snow: January 1-February 27, 1776 -- André in Pennsylvania: January-July 1776 -- The last man out: May 6-July 28, 1776 -- Arnold's motley crew: August 1-October 11, 1776 -- Battle of Valcour Island: October 11, 1776 -- The revolution lives: October 12-November 2, 1776 -- André fights on: November 1776-April 1777 -- A question of honor: January 4-April 25, 1777 -- Exceedingly unhappy: April 25-July 11, 1777 -- Arnold rides north: July 11-August 24, 1777 -- Conquer or die: August 28-September 20, 1777 -- Bloody piece of work: September 1777 -- Beyond reconciliation: September 20-October 7, 1777 -- Fracture box: October 8, 1777-January 20, 1778 -- Peggy Shippen: November 1777-April 1778 -- Back to Philadelphia: April 1-June 19, 1778 -- Cupid's wound: June 20-September 14, 1778 -- Arnold under attack: September 25, 1778-February 28, 1779 -- André in New York: September 1778-April 1779 -- Delay worse than death: April 8-May 7, 1779 -- Everything at stake: May 10-May 30, 1779 -- The price of West Point: June 1779-July 1780 -- Attacking Fort Arnold: July 31-September 17, 1780 -- The floating Vulture: September 19-September 22, 1780 -- No-man's land: September 22-September 23, 1780 -- Papers of a dangerous tendency: September 23-September 25, 1780 -- A scene too shocking: September 25, 1780 -- Ready at any moment: September 26-October 2, 1780 -- The devil's reward: October 3-November 14, 1780 -- I must never return: 1780-1804.
Awards: YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, winner, 2012. | A Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.
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Clearing the woods: October 2, 1780 -- Benedict Arnold: January 14, 1741 -- Pranks and plays: 1751-1762 -- Making of a rebel: 1762-1775 -- Arnold's war: April 19-May 9, 1775 -- Across the lake: May 10-May 15, 1775 -- Trouble at Fort Ti: May 18-June 19, 1775 -- Enter André: June 1775 -- A risky proposition: July 1-September 18, 1775 -- To the Dead River: September 18-October 17, 1775 -- Critical and alarming: October 19-October 29, 1775 -- City on a cliff: October 29-November 8, 1775 -- Prisoner of war: September-November 1775 -- To the storming: November 8-December 30, 1775 -- Battle for Quebec: December 31, 1775 -- Blockade in the snow: January 1-February 27, 1776 -- André in Pennsylvania: January-July 1776 -- The last man out: May 6-July 28, 1776 -- Arnold's motley crew: August 1-October 11, 1776 -- Battle of Valcour Island: October 11, 1776 -- The revolution lives: October 12-November 2, 1776 -- André fights on: November 1776-April 1777 -- A question of honor: January 4-April 25, 1777 -- Exceedingly unhappy: April 25-July 11, 1777 -- Arnold rides north: July 11-August 24, 1777 -- Conquer or die: August 28-September 20, 1777 -- Bloody piece of work: September 1777 -- Beyond reconciliation: September 20-October 7, 1777 -- Fracture box: October 8, 1777-January 20, 1778 -- Peggy Shippen: November 1777-April 1778 -- Back to Philadelphia: April 1-June 19, 1778 -- Cupid's wound: June 20-September 14, 1778 -- Arnold under attack: September 25, 1778-February 28, 1779 -- André in New York: September 1778-April 1779 -- Delay worse than death: April 8-May 7, 1779 -- Everything at stake: May 10-May 30, 1779 -- The price of West Point: June 1779-July 1780 -- Attacking Fort Arnold: July 31-September 17, 1780 -- The floating Vulture: September 19-September 22, 1780 -- No-man's land: September 22-September 23, 1780 -- Papers of a dangerous tendency: September 23-September 25, 1780 -- A scene too shocking: September 25, 1780 -- Ready at any moment: September 26-October 2, 1780 -- The devil's reward: October 3-November 14, 1780 -- I must never return: 1780-1804.

An introduction to the life of Benedict Arnold that highlights not only the traitorous actions that made him legendary, but also his heroic involvement in the American Revolution.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 310-317) and index.

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, winner, 2012.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-American history is brought to life in this engaging story of revolution and treason. Most people know very little about Benedict Arnold-only that he was a traitor during the American War of Independence. Sheinkin recounts the tale of a larger-than-life persona, from his uncertain boyhood to his immense popularity as an unpredictable, yet brilliant, commander in the American army, and finally, to his end days, living in London, despised and disgraced. The story of Arnold's bravery and his rise in the esteem of the colonists is played out against the political squabbling and fears the Continental Congress had about military figures becoming too powerful and upsetting the delicate democracy they were busy creating. Through letters, journals, historic accounts, and other resources, Sheinkin keeps readers wanting to know what will happen next. Short, episodic chapters titled with relevant dates are an effective way to pace various battles-on the field and off-and understand their place in the larger picture of the war. Other key figures are well developed in the narrative. Seeing a glimpse of these personalities makes their subsequent actions believable and meaningful. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is likely to make readers want to learn more about the American Revolution and its players, great and small. Source notes at the end of the book allow them to do just that.-Karen Elliott, Grafton High School, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold , which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book,National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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