Friday, May 6, 2011

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

This book is about the general who fought in the American Revolution. He starts as a very patriotic American who wants freedom from the British. He ends up getting injured and starts to become very resentful of some of the other men in charge. With his sharp bullheaded attitude he has made many enemies within various councils and also Congress. He turns against the Patriots and starts spying for the British. Benedict Arnold comes up with a plan to eliminate George Washington and give control of West Point over to the British. West Point being a very strategic point could have meant British success in the War. Benedict gets to the British controlled land but the plan does fail. He dies in a pool of hatred against him in Britain.

This book is fairly well written but is a biography so it can get a bit boring. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history.

Reviewed by Axel.

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