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Benedict Arnolds Navy is an excellent book.
. --Associated Press
This book must be on the shelf of anyone who is. interested in our struggle for independence, a war. we should not have won against the strongest nation. on earth, but did.
. --Sea History
A suspenseful, vivid account.
. --Wall Street Journal
Nelsons finely written narrative is a winner.
. --Naval History
James Nelson is a master both of his period and of. the English language.
. --Patrick OBrian, author of. Master And Commander
Covering one of historys great tipping point. battles, Benedict Arnolds Navy recounts the courageous. and exemplary campaign of Arnold and his. cobbled-together fleet of ships against a much. superior British force in the Battle of Valcour Island. (Lake Champlain) in October 1776.This landmark. book shows how Arnolds fearless leadership against. staggering odds in a northern wilderness secured for. America the independence that he would later try. to betray.