Nathaniel Philbrick is a National Book Award winner and bestselling author numerous books including Mayflower: A Story of Carnage, Community, and War (Viking 2006); Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution (Viking 2013); and The Last State: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Viking 2010). His latest book, In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown (Viking 2018), was a George Washington Book Prize finalist. Philbrick’s writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. He has appeared on the Today Show, the Morning Show, Dateline, PBS’s American Experience, C-SPAN, and NPR.
It became convenient to portray Benedict Arnold as a conniving traitor, but the truth is more complex. The brilliant general often failed to get credit for his military wins, suffered painful wounds, lost his fortune while others profiteered, and finally gave up on the disorganized and often ineffective efforts to win the American Revolution. Read >>