Books


Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered

by James Kirby Martin, NYU Press (2000), 558 pages. Perhaps the most comprehensive life story of Arnold in print.


Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor

by Willard Sterne Randall, William Morrow & Co (1990), first edition, 667 pages. Another excellent and thorough biography.


George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots

by Dave Richard Palmer, Regnery History (2006), first edition, 424 pages. Character studies of both men, highlighting their lives’ parallels and their divergence, along with insight into their military strategies.




Abducting Arnold (Fiction)

by Becky Akers, Quackenduck Books (2013), 486 pages. Benedict Arnold is the central figure in this compelling novel about Washington's real-life plot to kidnap him. (Also by the author: Halestorm, a novel focused on spy and martyr Nathan Hale.)


Arundel (Fiction)

by Kenneth Roberts, Down East Books (1995), reprint edition, 496 pages. A “you are there” historical novel covering the rigors and pitfalls of Arnold’s invasion of Quebec.


Rabble In Arms (Fiction)

by Kenneth Roberts, Down East Books (1995), reprint edition, 586 pages. This superb sequel to Arundel follows Arnold’s exploits on Lake Champlain.




Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

by Nathaniel Philbrick, Viking/Penguin Random House (2016), 448 pages. Arnold's heroics shine brightly in this interesting, accessible account of the colonies' struggle for independence.


Benedict Arnold's Army: The 1775 American Invasion of Canada....

by Arthur Lefkowitz, Savas Beatie (2008), first edition, 384 pages. An easy-to-read, well-annotated narrative of Arnold’s famous and ultimately tragic March to Quebec.


The Real Benedict Arnold

by Jim Murphy, Clarion Books (2007), 272 pages. Easy reading for kids 13-17 years of age, who deserve something better than their simplistic grade school exposure to the “evil” Arnold.