Traitor: the Case of Benedict Arnold

by Fritz, Jean. (Puffin, 1989 ISBN 0-14-032940-4) Nonfiction. Grades 4+.
This book was reviewed by Carol Otis Hurst in Teaching K-8 Magazine.


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One of Fritz's more lengthy biographies, this time she's giving us the man whose name has become synonymous with traitor. As always, with Jean Fritz's work, the book is carefully researched and she invents and assumes nothing. Here is his flamboyant life from his boyhood in Norwich, Connecticut to his death, not in battle as he had hoped, but in bed in London. The book gives insight into the reasons why he did it and the effects his treason had.


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