The man was of course shallow, fickle, unprincipled, and unstable in character, but he possessed all the gifts of a great commander. To boundless energy and enterprise he united quick insight into a situation, sound strategic instinct, audacity of movement,... A History of the British Army - Page 400by Sir John William Fortescue - 1902Full view
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J. F. C. Fuller - History - 2007 - 416 pages
...fighting general Benedict Arnold easily tops the American list. Of him, that British historian says : "To boundless energy and enterprise he united quick...great personal daring, and true magic of leadership." 1OT Finally, let us turn to the results of the war as a whole. Though the surrender of Yorktown was...