Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by L.M. Elliott, winner of 2018’s Grateful American Book Prize for Suspect Red:
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick. The fraught relationship between one of our nation’s greatest heroes and its most notorious villain takes center stage in this expertly researched, compelling narrative.
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