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Before Benedict Arnold was branded a traitor, he was one of the colonies' most valuable leaders. In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Massachusetts, bound for the Maine wilderness. They had volunteered for a secret mission, under Arnold's command to march and paddle nearly two hundred miles and seize British Quebec. Before they reached the Canadian border, hundreds died, a hurricane destroyed canoes and equipment and many deserted. In the midst of a howling blizzard, the remaining troops attacked Quebec and almost took Canada from the British simultaneously weakening the British hand against Washington. With the enigmatic Benedict Arnold at its center, Tom Desjardin has written one of the great American adventure stories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312339050
ISBN-10: 0312339054
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Griffin
Publisher: Griffin
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas A Desjardin

THOMAS DESJARDIN is the Historic Site Specialist for the State of Maine. He is the author of "Stand Firm, Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign" and "These Honored Dead: How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory."