Many of the books that you read about Charles Lee presents him as a scapegoat in his court martial regarding the Battle of Monmouth. The author has researched Lee's life extremely well and presents a different argument based on newer information that historians have discovered about General Lee. Highly recommend this book as there is material on all aspects of Lee's life and the role he played in the war especially in his desire to be head of the continental army replacing General Washington. If you are interested in deciding if Lee was a traitor from his court martial and his contact with Howe and Cornwallis or if Lee was falsely accused, and really a patriot, then don't pass this book up. A very few parts are a slow read due to all the information given but others parts are like a whirlwind, you can't put the book down. Overall a fascinating read about General Lee and how he conducted himself before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War and his relationship with some of the best known men of that era. I believe you will find facts in this book about Lee that you will not find in other biographies about him.