The Man in the Mirror by Clare Brandt
A Life of Benedict Arnold

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Shows how the personal insecurities and longings for material wealth of the brilliant military leader undermined his superior qualities and how his transgressions eventually caught up with him. 12,500 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

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Published January 25, 1994 by Random House. 360 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Brandt's prose can rise to an almost hysterically portentous pitch (Arnold ``teetered on the brink of an inner abyss that had been gouged in his soul by the earthquake that had struck''), but despite a lack of subtlety in characterization, her thesis enables her to identify ambition as the connec...

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When Benedict Arnold "turned his coat" and sold himself to the British, his new masters promptly put him at the head of an expeditionary force and dispatched him to Virginia with orders to burn and pillage at will.

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