Books: Traitor or Patriot?

GENERAL CHARLES LEE (369 pp.)—John Richard Alden—Louisiana Sfafe Uni-verslfy Press ($4.75).

In the lean winter of 1775-76, when good generals were as scarce as good shoes in the Continental Army, John Adams, delegate to the Continental Congress, picked up his quill, penned an unusual tribute to one of them. "The Congress have seen such a necessity of an able commander in Canada, as to destine you for that most arduous service . . . We want you at N. York—we want you at Cambridge—we want you in Virginia—but

Canada seems of more importance . ....