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Artist in Treason

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For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. Amazingly, he was also Agent 13 in the Spanish secret service at a time when Spain's empire dominated North America. Wilkinson's audacious career as a double agent is all the more remarkable because it was an open secret, circulated regularly in newspapers and pamphlets. His saga illuminates just how fragile and vulnerable the young republic was: No fewer than our first four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery and gambled that the mercurial general would never betray the army itself and use it too overthrow the nascent union—a faith that was ultimately rewarded.

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James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction during the Revolutionary War era. In this modern biography of the greatest traitor--and one of the most colorful characters--in American history, Linklater examines the extraordinary double life of Wilkinson.

Synopsis:

For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. Amazingly, he was also Agent 13 in the Spanish secret service at a time when Spain's empire dominated North America. Wilkinson's audacious career as a double agent is all the more remarkable because it was an open secret, circulated regularly in newspapers and pamphlets. His saga illuminates just how fragile and vulnerable the young republic was: No fewer than our first four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery and gambled that the mercurial general would never betray the army itself and use it too overthrow the nascent union--a faith that was ultimately rewarded.

About the Author

Andro Linklater is the author of the highly praised Measuring America and The Fabric of America. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802777713
Author:
Linklater, Andro
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » Biographies
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » Early American Biographies

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"Synopsis" by , James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction during the Revolutionary War era. In this modern biography of the greatest traitor--and one of the most colorful characters--in American history, Linklater examines the extraordinary double life of Wilkinson.
"Synopsis" by , For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. Amazingly, he was also Agent 13 in the Spanish secret service at a time when Spain's empire dominated North America. Wilkinson's audacious career as a double agent is all the more remarkable because it was an open secret, circulated regularly in newspapers and pamphlets. His saga illuminates just how fragile and vulnerable the young republic was: No fewer than our first four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery and gambled that the mercurial general would never betray the army itself and use it too overthrow the nascent union--a faith that was ultimately rewarded.
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