• George Washington and Benedict Arnold

  • A Tale of Two Patriots
  • By: Dave Richard Palmer
  • Narrated by: Lynn Benson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-23-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From 1775 through 1777, George Washington and Benedict Arnold were America's two most celebrated warriors. Their earlier lives had surprisingly parallel paths. They were strong leaders in combat, they admired and respected each other, and they even shared common enemies.
Yet one became our greatest hero and the other our most notorious traitor. Why?
Author and military historian Dave Palmer reveals the answer: character. In this fascinating and unique dual biography, Palmer also shows:


How Arnold's treason actually helped the Patriot cause
Why Arnold and Washington's amazingly similar backgrounds, family influences, youthful experiences, and "self-made'' status led to strikingly different results in their lives
How in four well-defined steps Arnold went from hero to traitor
Presenting the panorama of the Revolutionary War through the lives of two of its most colorful and important figures, George Washington and Benedict Arnold reveals important lessons for today through a story that few Americans know, but that every American should.
©2010 Dave Richard Palmer (P)2014 Regnery Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-08-18

in-depth and we'll presented

the book clearly illustrates the amount of research and care taken to write the book. there is a great of information presented that is not commonly discussed with the topic of the revolutionary war. loved it

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3 out of 5 stars
By Colin on 12-27-17

A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy

Would you try another book from Dave Richard Palmer and/or Lynn Benson?

I would read one from Palmer, but Benson's performance wasn't very good, so I probably wouldn't listen to another by him.

What other book might you compare George Washington and Benedict Arnold to and why?

Any dual biography that features intertwined destinies. I often thought of Grant and Sherman

Would you be willing to try another one of Lynn Benson’s performances?

His performance was not very good, unfortunately.

Was George Washington and Benedict Arnold worth the listening time?

Yes, the story was excellent, and there is not very much content about Benedict Arnold out there.

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