It's a story about a conspiracy that threatened American Democracy, Stephen Case's new book, titled "Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America." The author will be at Concordia college on March 14. Here are the details.
Concordia Books & Coffee Series Welcomes Author Stephen Case
Author Stephen Case will discuss his book, Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot to Betray America, on March 14 at Concordia College in Bronxville. The biography reveals the little known true story of Peggy Shippen, Benedict Arnold’s second wife, and the integral role she played in a conspiracy that threatened American democracy. A beautiful Philadelphia socialite, Peggy Shippen connected her husband with British officer John Andre and assisted in their plot to harm George Washington’s forces. The talk will be held at 7pm in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.
Stephen Case is the managing director and general counsel of Emerald Development Managers LP. He is a trustee of the American Revolution Center in Philadelphia and a Historical Society member. Previously, he was a partner in the international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; chairman of the board of Motors Liquidation Company, which liquidated and dissolved the original General Motors Corp.; and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He served long tenures on the boards of Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He was for several years secretary of the board of Glimmerglass Opera Company, Cooperstown, N.Y.
A long time student of the American Revolution, Case’s personal curiosity led him to examine Peggy Shippen’s life; reading all available histories and tracking down her letters at historical repositories. He co-wrote the book with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and deputy metro editor at The Chicago Tribune, Mark Jacob.
In his review for The Washington Times, James Srodes proclaimed the book an “exciting thriller.”
No reservations are required for this free program. Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Womrath Book Shop at a reception following the presentation. For questions please contact Ellen de Saint Phalle, Director of Community Relations, at 914-337-9300, x2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.