It’s easy to see why Steve Sheinkin’s The Notorious Benedict Arnold won the YALSA award for Excellence in Nonfiction. Although, this book doesn’t seem like nonfiction at all. Sheinkin turns dry history into a fresh story. He adds action, drama and many other interesting things that textbooks leave out
This book is about Benedict Arnold, once a merchant but now known as a military leader. Arnold is hasty, rash, and willing to do anything to get what he wants. These traits prove to be good and bad throughout the story. This book ends with a shocking and bitter transition in its last chapters.
I would rate this book five out of five stars. I would recommend it to friends. I would mostly recommend it to people who are interested in books about war. Overall, this book was a very good read.
Submitted by Omaier
The Notorious Benedict Arnold is a fantastic and wonderful historical book. I love history, so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. The story of Benedict Arnold and his treacherous ways is an interesting tale to read about and it is told masterfully by Steve Sheinkin. I do not like Benedict Arnold in this book because he was treacherous towards his country. I think it was interesting how Steve Sheinkin turned his historical facts into the format of a story. I would give this book a 10 out of 10 rating because it was a really good book of history told in a story. I would recommend it to my family, my friends and people I know because I think it’s that good and I think that people of all ages and genders would enjoy the tales and adventures of the treacherous Benedict Arnold.
Submitted by Justin