Shortcuts
Please wait while page loads.

Woollahra Libraries Catalogue

PageMenu- Main Menu-
Page content

Catalogue Display

Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution / Nathaniel Philbrick.

Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution / Nathaniel Philbrick.
Item Information
Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
LP 973.382 PHIL
Large Print   Double Bay . Available .  
LP 973.382 PHIL
Large Print   Paddington . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 745679 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 745679 ItemInfo Top of page .
Catalogue Information
Field name Details
ISBN 9781410489500 (hardcover)
1410489507 (hardcover)
Author Philbrick, Nathaniel author.
Title Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution / Nathaniel Philbrick.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016.
©2016
Pagination etc. 827 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (pages 741-814)
Summary Note 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 favorited 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.
Subject - Name Washington, George, -- 1732-1799
Arnold, Benedict, -- 1741-1801
Subject United States Continental Army -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Biography
Large type books.
Shelf Location LP 973.382 PHIL
Catalogue Information 745679 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 745679 Top of page .