This is a brilliant but short book. I describes a part of American History not often discussed in any lengths in our textbooks.
Benedict Arnold whose name is synonymous with treason is a complex person. He certainly was a man of great courage and charisma. Oddly he is everywhere mostly producing dramatic victories at Ticonderoga, Saratoga and after the Battle of Oriskany in the relief of Ft Stanwix.
Arnold had a brilliant idea. The problems were many. The landscape and timing of his invasion were not to his advantage. The route was unknown and Arnold did not rely upon Indian guides who could have gotten him through in one piece. The scouts that he selected hated Indians. Logistically the route was a nightmare. Even with space age plastic boats and more efficient foodstuffs this route would vex travelers today even with maps.
Arnold's treason should be tempered by his real feats. I too would like to believe in the tale that on his death bed he sought forgiveness for his treason.
The real face of treason should be Rosenbergs, Bill Ayers and Gomer Kerry. Unlike Arnold they
were neither brave and contributed zero to America while aiding a hostile foreign ideology.
At a certain point we will be discussing the Oneida and more of the self serving clown Trotsky who life of stupidity and criminality has been turned into a cartoon by his clown like disciples.