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The traitor's wife : a novel : the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America
Title:
The traitor's wife : a novel : the woman behind Benedict Arnold and the plan to betray America
ISBN:
9781476738604
Physical Description:
xiv, 467 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"Socialite Peggy Shippen is half Benedict Arnold's age when she seduces the war hero during his stint as military commander of Philadelphia. Blinded by his young bride's beauty and wit, Arnold does not realize that she harbors a secret: loyalty to the British. Nor does he know that she hides a past romance with the handsome British spy John André. Peggy watches as her husband, crippled from battle wounds and in debt from years of service to the colonies, grows ever more disillusioned with his hero, Washington, and the American cause. Together with her former love and her disaffected husband, Peggy hatches the plot to deliver West Point to the British and, in exchange, win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold."--from cover, page [4].
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2014.

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