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- DescriptionA riveting historical vel about Peggy Shippen Arld, the cunning wife of Benedict Arld and mastermind behind America's most infamous act of treason . . . Everyone kws Benedict Arld--the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British--as history's most torious turncoat. Many kw Arld's co-conspirator, Major John Andre, who was apprehended with Arld's documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. But few kw of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who t only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it. Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arld's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arld does t realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he kw that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John Andre. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arld. Told from the perspective of Peggy's maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress's affairs even when it could cost her everything, The Traitor's Wife brings these infamous figures to life, illuminating the sordid details and the love triangle that nearly destroyed the American fight for freedom.
- Author(s)Allison Pataki
- PublisherTurtleback Books
- Date of Publication11/02/2014
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTurtleback Books
- Weight499 g
- Width137 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding,Cloth over boards
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