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The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery

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*andquot;Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?andrdquo;andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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This is the story of a killer thatand#160;has beenand#160;striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis.and#160;After centuries ofand#160;ineffective treatments,and#160;the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to beand#160;within reachandmdash;but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The andquot;biographyandquot; of this deadly germ and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researchedand#160;narrative.

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From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer thatand#8217;s been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling and#8220;biographyand#8221; of a deadly germ is a must-read.

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Most people know that Benedict Arnold was Americas first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes. Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history.

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Steve Sheinkin is a recovering textbook writer and lifelong admirer of Benedict Arnold. He has also written King George: What Was His Problem?, Two Miserable Presidents, and Which Way to the Wild West? He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Beverly B, December 8, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Three cheers for author, Steve Sheinkin, for making history so irresistible. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is a great read for entertainment as well as history. Who knew there was so much more to the story of Benedict Arnold than the snippet of information included in textbooks? Sheinkin details Arnold's life in a thrilling fast-paced adventure that will captivate readers of all ages. Benedict Arnold was a visionary, socially inept, a good military strategist, reckless, very patriotic, totally narcissistic, a crook, and emotionally immature. He could have been a hero of the Revolution. He could have been one of the country's greatest leaders. With extensive detailed research, Sheinkin shows how complex and flawed Arnold was. He derailed his life several times before the Revolution and never showed any remorse or interest in changing his ways. He took a group of farmers and turned them into warriors. They saved the floundering revolution in their first battle. Why would Arnold turn his back on such an important achievement? Sheinkin reveals Arnold's feelings and decisions through letters Arnold wrote and records from meetings Arnold attended. Arnold's strong, often angry, opinions, and his unreasonable demands, were well known among all of the military and political leaders up and down the East Coast. Arnold burned a lot of bridges with his self-centered rants. His life could have been so different.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250024602
Author:
Sheinkin, Steve
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Blank, Alison
Author:
Murphy, Jim
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white maps
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 368 pages Square Fish - English 9781250024602 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer thatand#8217;s been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling and#8220;biographyand#8221; of a deadly germ is a must-read.
"Synopsis" by , Most people know that Benedict Arnold was Americas first, most notorious traitor. Few know that he was also one of its greatest Revolutionary War heroes. Steve Sheinkin's accessible biography introduces young readers to the real Arnold: reckless, heroic, and driven. Packed with first-person accounts, astonishing American Revolution battle scenes, and surprising twists, this is a gripping and true adventure tale from history.
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