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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
The Mathew "Mike" Gladstein Lecture in Biography
Nathaniel Philbrick
Wed, May 10th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $38)


Since the triumph of the American Revolution, liberty and justice have ruled as prevailing values in our society. The outcome of the arduous war for independence, however, was far from inevitable. Join author Nathaniel Philbrick as he explores the dramatic and uncertain Revolution, focusing on the tempestuous relationship between two of the conflict’s legendary leaders, Benedict Arnold and George Washington.

Nathaniel Philbrick is the best-selling author of Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution.

Please Note: Storico will be closed for a private event the evening of Wednesday, May 10.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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