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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
Statement of responsibility
Andro Linklater
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linklater, Andro
Dewey number
355
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E353.1.W6
LC item number
L56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkinson, James
  • Generals
  • Spies
  • United States
  • United States
  • Espionage
  • Espionage
Label
An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of general James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn656350222
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802777713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1697702
  • (OCoLC)656350222
Label
An artist in treason : the extraordinary double life of general James Wilkinson, Andro Linklater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn656350222
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780802777713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1697702
  • (OCoLC)656350222

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