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The Resource Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)

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Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Title
Valiant Ambition
Title remainder
George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Philbrick
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British Army. Three weeks later, near the Canadian border, one of his favorite generals, Benedict Arnold, miraculously succeeds in postponing the British naval advance down Lake Champlain that might have ended the war. Four years later, as the book ends, Washington has vanquished his demons and Arnold has fled to the enemy after a foiled attempt to surrender the American fortress at West Point to the British. After four years of war, America is forced to realize that the real threat to its liberties might not come from without but from within. Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the key relationship of Washington and Arnold, who is an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion. As a country wary of tyrants suddenly must figure out how it should be led, Washington?s unmatched ability to rise above the petty politics of his time enables him to win the war that really matters
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technical information on music
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MnSpTMCL
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Philbrick, Nathaniel
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
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Read by Scott Brick
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brick, Scott
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  • Washington, George
  • Arnold, Benedict
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
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Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
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Audio book
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digital storage
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The fault line -- Part I: The wilderness of untried things -- Chapter One: Demons of fear and disorder -- Chapter Two: The mosquito effect -- Chapter Three: A cabinet of fortitude -- Chapter Four: The year of the hangman -- Chapter Five: The dark eagle -- Chapter Six: Saratoga -- Part II: Secret motives and designs -- Chapter Seven: The bite of a rattlesnake -- Chapter Eight: The knight of the burning mountain -- Chapter Nine: Unmerciful fangs -- Chapter Ten: The chasm -- Chapter Eleven: The pangs of a dying man -- Chapter Twelve: The crash -- Chapter Thirteen: No time for remorse -- Epilogue: A nation of traitors
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1 online resource(1 sound file (13hr.,19min.,52sec.))
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780147524393
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kr4afr9
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Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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(MnSpTMCL)kr4afr9
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  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 365.7 MB)
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Label
Valiant Ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The fault line -- Part I: The wilderness of untried things -- Chapter One: Demons of fear and disorder -- Chapter Two: The mosquito effect -- Chapter Three: A cabinet of fortitude -- Chapter Four: The year of the hangman -- Chapter Five: The dark eagle -- Chapter Six: Saratoga -- Part II: Secret motives and designs -- Chapter Seven: The bite of a rattlesnake -- Chapter Eight: The knight of the burning mountain -- Chapter Nine: Unmerciful fangs -- Chapter Ten: The chasm -- Chapter Eleven: The pangs of a dying man -- Chapter Twelve: The crash -- Chapter Thirteen: No time for remorse -- Epilogue: A nation of traitors
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (13hr.,19min.,52sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780147524393
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
kr4afr9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)kr4afr9
System details
  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 365.7 MB)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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