Benedict Arnold, revolutionary hero an American warrior reconsidered by James Kirby Martin

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Published by New York University Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801,
  • United States. Continental Army -- Biography,
  • American loyalists -- Biography,
  • Generals -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-526) and index.

Book details

StatementJames Kirby Martin.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE278.A7 M37 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 535 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages535
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL659320M
ISBN 100814755607
LC Control Number97004631

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