Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London
, the latest book into Connecticut’s rich history by UB Director of Creative Writing Eric D. Lehman, has been released by Garnet Books.

Lehman will present the book at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 22 at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT.

America’s own Judas, Arnold is arguably the most infamous and reviled traitors in national history. In Homegrown Terror, Lehman presents a deeper look at Arnold the man through various perspectives, from Arnold himself to his former comrades like Jonathan Trumbull, Silas Deane, and the murdered Colonel Ledyard. Called a “tour de force of research,” Homegrown Terror ultimately sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.

Lehman is a historian and author of numerous books about Connecticut, including the Insiders’ Guide to ConnecticutAfoot in Connecticut, and the guides A History of Connecticut Food and A History of Connecticut Wine, which he coauthored with Amy Nawrocki.
Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu