By Eric D. Lehman
On September 6, 1781, Connecticut local Benedict Arnold and a strength of 1,600 British infantrymen and loyalists took citadel Griswold and burnt New London to the floor. The brutality of the invasion galvanized the hot state, and "Remember New London!" may turn into a rallying cry for troops below normal Lafayette. In Homegrown Terror, Eric D. Lehman chronicles the occasions top as much as the assault and highlights this key transformation in Arnold--the aspect the place he went from betraying his comrades to massacring his associates and destroying their houses. This defining incident eternally marked him as an emblem of evil, turning an antiheroic tale approximately weak spot of personality and overlooked chance into one concerning the nature of treachery itself. Homegrown Terror attracts upon quite a few views, from the traitor himself to his former comrades like Jonathan Trumbull and Silas Deane, to the murdered Colonel Ledyard. Rethinking Benedict Arnold in the course of the lens of this negative episode, Lehman sheds gentle at the ethics of the dawning country, and how colonial the US spoke back to betrayal and terror. Finalist in either historic Nonfiction and nearby Nonfiction for the 2016 Next new release Indie e-book Awards.