Fame and Infamy: A Question of Character George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots. Dave R. Palmer. Regnery Publishing, Inc. 424 pages; photographs; maps; index; $29.95.
By Col. Cole C. Kingseed
U.S. Army retired
George Washington and Benedict Arnold-both generals-served the fledgling United States with quiet dignity in the initial years of the American Revolution. In the war's opening stages, each held the fate of the infant nation in his hands, yet they took diverse paths as the war neared its dramatic conclusion. In the first dual biography of the American Revolution's most famous generals, Lt. Gen. Dave R. Palmer, U.S. Army retired, has …