The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
In 1775, George Washington and the Continental Congress decided to bring their nascent revolution to Canada, expecting that the Canadians would find common cause in the struggle for independence. By 1776 the entire enterprise had collapsed into ruin, and all that stood between the shattered army and annihilation was one hundred miles of lake and a tiny fleet under the command of one of Washington’s most beloved generals, Benedict Arnold. James L. Nelson will tell the story of that year of fighting and the unlikely naval battle that resulted in American victory in the War for Independence.
James L. Nelson is a former professional sailor and the author of more than twenty-five works of fiction and non-fiction, including Benedict Arnold’s Navy.
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