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The Resource An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater

An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater

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An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson
Title
An artist in treason
Title remainder
the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson
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Andro Linklater
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Language
eng
Summary
Patriot, traitor, general, spy: James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction. Brilliant and precocious, at age twenty he was both the youngest general in the revolutionary Continental Army, and privy to the Conway cabal to oust Washington from command. He was Benedict Arnold's aide, but the first to reveal Arnold's treachery. By 38, he was the senior general in the United States army--and had turned traitor himself. Wilkinson's audacious career in the Spanish secret service while in command of American forces is all the more remarkable because it was anything but hidden. Though he betrayed America's strategic secrets and sought to keep the new country from expanding beyond the Mississippi, four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery--gambling that Wilkinson would never use the army to overthrow our nascent democracy. The crucial test came in 1806, when Wilkinson turned the army against Aaron Burr and foiled his conspiracy to break up the Union.--From publisher description
Summary
Patriot, traitor, general, spy: James Wilkinson was a consummate contradiction. Brilliant and precocious, at age twenty he was both the youngest general in the revolutionary Continental Army, and privy to the Conway cabal to oust Washington from command.He was Benedict Arnold's aide, but the first to reveal Arnold's treachery. By 38, he was the senior general in the United States army--and had turned traitor himself. Wilkinson's audacious career in the Spanish secret service while in command of Americanforces is all the more remarkable because it was anything but hidden. Though he betrayed America's strategic secrets and sought to keep the new country from expanding beyond the Mississippi, four presidents turned a blind eye to his treachery--gambling that Wilkinson would never use the army to overthrow our nascent democracy. The crucial test came in 1806, when Wilkinson turned the army against Aaron Burr and foiled his conspiracy to break up the Union.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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328882
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DLC
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Linklater, Andro
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Wilkinson, James
  • Generals
  • Spies
  • United States
  • United States
  • Espionage
  • Espionage
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adult
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the extraordinary double life of general James Wilkinson
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An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317928783
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802717207
Lccn
2009019184
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317928783
Label
An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of General James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn317928783
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 392 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802717207
Lccn
2009019184
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)317928783

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