Benedict Arnold's Navy: The Ragtag Fleet That Lost the Battle of Lake Champlain But Won the American Revolution
"Benedict Arnolds Navy" is an excellent book. . --Associated Press. This book must be on the shelf of anyone who is. interested in our struggle for ... Show synopsis "Benedict Arnolds Navy" is an excellent book. . --Associated Press. This book must be on the shelf of anyone who is. interested in our struggle for independence, a war. we should not have won against the strongest nation. on earth, but did. . --"Sea History," A suspenseful, vivid account. . --"Wall Street Journal," Nelsons finely written narrative is a winner. . --"Naval History," James Nelson is a master both of his period and of. the English language. . --Patrick OBrian, author of. "Master And Commander," Covering one of historys great tipping point. battles, "Benedict Arnolds Navy" recounts the courageous. and exemplary campaign of Arnold and his. cobbled-together fleet of ships against a much. superior British force in the Battle of Valcour Island. (Lake Champlain) in October 1776.This landmark. book shows how Arnolds fearless leadership against. staggering odds in a northern wilderness secured for. America the independence that he would later try. to betray.