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Dark Eagle

Author: Harr, John Ensor Set In . . .
 North America, USA, New York, Long Island, Canada, Quebec, Montreal, Massachusetts, Boston, Rhode Island, Newport, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Albany, Vermont, Lake Champlain, Hudson River, Connecticut, New Haven, West Point, Middle East, Israel, Bethlehem, New Jersey, Trenton, New York City, Europe, England, London, Hudson Highlands
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: 1700s
Published: 1999
Description: An epic novel of the American Revolution, and the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Benedict Arnold

The Indians called him "Dark Eagle" out of respect for both his military genius and his ruthlessness. His men worshipped him as a hero--the legendary general of the Continental army who led them against formidable British forces. But as he neared the pinnacle of success, things began to go wrong, drawing Benedict Arnold inexorably toward the greatest crime of the age, one that would forever make his name synonymous with the word "traitor." Meticulously researched and brilliantly rendered, Dark Eagle encompasses the action on both sides of the Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1780. John Ensor Harr traces Arnold's spectacular rise--outwitting the British at Valcour Bay; the relief of Fort Stanwix; and a stunning victory at Saratoga, the turning point of the war. And he also traces Arnold's decline--a wound that nearly cost him his life; harassment by the radical government of Pennsylvania; his sense of betrayal by Congress and his Commander-in-Chief,George Washington; and finally the treasonous triangle with his new wife, Peggy Shippen, the beautiful daughter of a prominent Philadelphia family, and Major John Andre, the Englishman she loved.

From the glory of Arnold's early days on the battlefield, to the wrath he incurred as he attempted to deliver West Point and three thousand American troops into the hands of the British, Dark Eagle is the extraordinary story of one of the most complex, tragic heroes in history.
  
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