God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man

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St. Martin's Press
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5.38 X 8.25 X 1.0 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

JACK KELLY is an award-winning author and historian. His books include Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence, which received the DAR History Medal. He is also the author of Valcour, The Edge of Anarchy, Heaven's Ditch, and Gunpowder. He has published five novels, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in Nonfiction Literature. Kelly has appeared on The History Channel, National Public Radio, and C-Span. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley.


"For over two centuries, Benedict Arnold has unfairly been a one-dimensional figure in history: traitor. Finally, this book gives us a full and fascinating portrait of a true hero of the American Revolution, until he was visited by villainy. A riveting read." --Tom Clavin, NYT bestselling author of Lightning Down

"Jack Kelly brings the smell of gunpowder to every page of this riveting account of Benedict Arnold's military career. Arnold, as Kelly rightly notes, was the finest military commander of the American Revolution. A warrior born to lead soldiers in combat. Kelly recounts how Arnold's brilliant battles at Valcour island and Saratoga make his traitorous decision at West Point more tragic and even more awful." --Ty Seidule, Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, author of Robert E. Lee and Me

"Insightful, well-crafted, and engaging.. Kelly provides a provocative look at what made Arnold tick. Here is Arnold the gifted leader, risk taker, intuitive military tactician, and ultimately a traitor. I recommend this book for those who wish to understand the war and to know Benedict Arnold." --John Ferling, author of Winning Independence

"A fascinating look at one of the American Revolution's best known and least understood figures. Jack Kelly deliver's a thrilling, action-packed narrative that presents a balanced, challenging view of a complicated man." --David Liss, author of The Peculiarities and The Whiskey Rebels

"Wonderfully written, Jack Kelly's fresh and lively new study of one of America's greatest combat commanders is an important contribution to our understanding of this complicated and influential leader." --Kevin J. Weddle, Ph.D., Colonel (Ret), US Army, Professor of Military Theory and Strategy, US Army War College

"Jack Kelly has given us not a revisionist look at the notorious traitor of the Revolution, but a deep dive into the man, his motivations, and his extraordinary military campaigns. Think you know Benedict Arnold? Think again, once you've read this well-written, smartly researched, deeply insightful work." --Kevin Baker, author of Paradise Alley

"A fascinating page-turner that delves into the gray area between the hero and the villain. Jack Kelly takes us on a gripping journey that convincingly grapples with the notion of history as paradox. Anyone interested in the Revolutionary War will be riveted, and readers new to the subject will become quick converts." --Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Taking of Jemima Boone