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- DescriptionBenedict Arld always carried things too far. As a boy he did crazy things like climbing atop a burning roof and picking a fight with the town constable. As a soldier, he was even more reckless. He was obsessed with being the leader and the hero in every battle, and he never wanted to surrender. He even killed his own horse once rather than give it to the enemy. Where did the extremism lead Arld? To treason. America's most torious traitor is brought to life as Jean Fritz relays the engrossing story of Benedict Arld -- a man whose pride, ambition, and self-righteousness drove him to commit the heius crime of treason against the United States during the American Revolution. A highly entertaining biography illuminating the personality of a complex man. Horn Book A gripping story. . . As compelling as a thriller, the book also shines as history. Publishers Weekly An ALA Notable BookA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearAn ABA Pick of the ListsA Horn Book Fanfare Title
- Author BiographyJean Fritz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of Homesick, is best known for her engaging and enlightening nonfiction for young readers, including What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?, And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?, and Shh! We're Writing the Constitution. She was honored with the Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature by the New York State Library Association, and won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature.
- Author(s)Jean Fritz
- PublisherPuffin Books
- Date of Publication19/05/1997
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPuffin Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight163 g
- Width125 mm
- Height196 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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