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Benedict Arnold

Memorial to Benedict Arnold on Saratoga Battlefield


Brumwell, Stephen. Turncoat: Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty. New Haven, CT: YUP New Haven and London, 2018.

James Thomas. The Traitor and the Spy. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953.

Lefkowitz, Arthur S. Benedict Arnold’s Army: The 1775 American Invasion of Canada during the Revolutionary War. 1st ed. New York, NY ; El Dorado Hills, CA: Savas Beatie, 2008.
Malcolm, Joyce Lee. The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life. New York and London: Pegasus, 2018.

Martin, James Kirby. Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered. New York: New York University Press, 1997.

Nelson, James L. Benedict Arnold’s Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution. Camden, Me.: International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Philbrick, Nathaniel. Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. New York, New York: Viking, 2016.

Randall, Willard Sterne. Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor. 1st ed. New York: Morrow, 1990.

Young Adult book

Fritz, Jean. Traitor, the Case of Benedict Arnold: The Case of Benedict Arnold. New York: Putnam & Grosset Group, 1997

Memoirs and Papers

Benedict Arnold Papers, 1765-1886 (MS Am 1446).  Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Benedict Arnold Papers, relating to the Major John Andre’s apprehension, 1780.  Library of Congress.

Fictional Autobiography

Stimson, F.J. My Story:  Being the Memoirs of Benedict Arnold:  Late Major-General in the Continental Army and Brigadier-General in that of His Britannic Majesty. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917.

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