Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Real Benedict Arnold (book review)

The Real Benedict Arnold, by Jim Murphy, tells the story of Benedict Arnold, the famous traitor of the American Revolution. From his childhood to his death, this story tells it all. Unlike some books, it explains why he betrayed the American cause. In the book, the author says, "People have twisted his story to their needs until there is little of the real man left." This book tells the whole story of Benedict Arnold, who was a patriot and a traitor.

I'm glad I got this book, because I wanted to learn more about Benedict Arnold after we studied the Revolution last year. It was a perfect read for me, because it wasn't super easy but I didn't have to struggle through it either.