Nathaniel Philbrick: Valiant Ambition

Ethical Society of St. Louis

Left Bank Books, Maryville Talks Books, St. Louis Public Radio, and HEC-TV present the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick, who will sign and discuss his new book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Please RSVP below. Proof of purchase of Valiant Ambition from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line at the event.

Valiant Ambition is a complex, controversial, and dramatic portrait of the middle years of the American Revolution, a people in crisis, and the war that gave birth to a nation. The focus is on loyalty and personal integrity, evoking a Shakespearean tragedy that unfolds in the relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, an impulsive but sympathetic hero whose misfortunes at the hands of self-serving politicians fatally destroy his faith in the legitimacy of the rebellion.

“Philbrick’s deep scholarship, nuanced analysis, and novelistic storytelling add up to another triumph.”—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)



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Friday, June 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd.
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525426783
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - May 10th, 2016

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780141001821
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - May 1st, 2001

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 29th, 2014