Treacherous Beauty by Stephen H. Case
Peggy Shippen, the Woman behind Benedict Arnold's Plot to Betray America

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Treacherous Beauty is the first popular biography of an eighteenth-century society girl named Peggy Shippen—close friend of a British spymaster and wife of Benedict Arnold—and how she was instrumental to the treasonous plot to sabotage the American Revolution.


About Stephen H. Case

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Stephen H. Case is managing director and general counsel of Emerald Development Managers LP. He also is chairman of the board of Motors Liquidation Company, the non-government-owned remnant of General Motors Corporation. Case has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. To satisfy his personal curiosity, Case has made himself an expert in the Peggy Shippen story, reading all available histories that examine her story and tracking down Peggy's letters at various historical societies. He is a member of the board of the American Revolution Center. Mark Jacob, deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune, was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is author of the newspaper's "10 Things You Might Not Know" history feature. He is co-author of What the Great Ate.
Published July 3, 2012 by Lyons Press. 288 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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In British-occupied Philadelphia during the winter of 1777–1778, privileged society girl Peggy Shippen (1760–1804) became friends with the charming, cultured British officer John André, an artist, poe

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Washington Independent Review of Books

The authors point out that Peggy was able to turn two then widely held assumptions — that women lacked the capacity to participate in important affairs and were susceptible to hysterical fits — to her advantage.

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Treacherous Beauty details the lives of the three primary players in the failed plot — Arnold, Shippen, and British officer-turned-spymaster John Andre — exploring the fateful events and curious coincidences that drew them together, and in doing so, weaving a web that attempts to place Peggy Ship...

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