For more than 200 years, all most Americans have ever known about Benedict Arnold is that he committed treason—yet he was more than a turncoat. He was a superb leader, a brilliant tactician, a supremely courageous soldier, and one of the most successful military officers of the early years of the Revolutionary War. His capture of Fort Ticonderoga, his Maine mountain expedition to attack Quebec, the famous artillery duel at Valcour Island, and the turning point at the Battle of Saratoga all laid the groundwork for our independence. Join us next Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST, for an author’s talk featuring historian Jack Kelly discussing his new book, God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man, published by Macmillan Publishers. Although it doesn’t exonerate Arnold for his treason, the book forces a reexamination of Arnold by offering a fresh new perspective on the events and decisions that led to his momentous change of heart and the permanent stain on his character.
This author’s talk will be held in-person at Anderson House and last approximately 45 minutes. Registration is requested and virtual options are available. A recording of the program will be made available at a later date.
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