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A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Was a privilege to read

This young man sacrificed and placed his life on the line, this is why we have our freedoms today. Freedom is not free nor guaranteed, it must be earned. One should not be 'made' to read this book,you should read it,and appreciate his efforts.

posted by Anonymous on September 20, 2006

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

blast of the past

The book takes place when Joseph PLumb Martin is a teenager. As well showing us a view of what it was like to be a soldier then it shows us a soldier who is so young it is in-describable to tell his story from your point of view

posted by Anonymous on September 30, 2003

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2006

    Was a privilege to read

    This young man sacrificed and placed his life on the line, this is why we have our freedoms today. Freedom is not free nor guaranteed, it must be earned. One should not be 'made' to read this book,you should read it,and appreciate his efforts.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    His story must be told!

    I have read many books on the American Revolution and this book has touched me in a way that no other book has. I rarely get emotional over a book, but this book nearly brought me to tears. This an amazing story and is 100% true! You won't find a book that is more detailed and as honest on a Revolutionary soldier's life than Joseph Plumb Martin. This is certainly one of my favorite books of all times. I highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the American Revolution or even military history. Everyone should read this! This story must be known to great audience! That is why I plan to write a screenplay on his life. Mr. Martin deserves the honor of being introduced to the world as an orginal American citzen!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2004

    History buffs will love this Book

    This book is a true look at the Revolutionary War and times through the eyes of an ordinary man. This man 'Joseph Plumb Martin 'was in the Continental Army from valley Forge to George Washingtons First major Victory at Monmoth. His insights and views through these times give you a true Idea of what it was like, and gives you an honest first person view of these very historical times.In fact most documentaries on Pbs or the history channel often use exerpts from this journal. If you are a history buff or just plain interested in The revolutionary war. This is a must Read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Traveling back in time!

    This was a fantastic window in time. A first hand account into what Revolutionary service life was like. No food, clothing or shelter when they camped. Marching in the snow with no shoes. Amazing what these men indured and still fought for the cause. A must read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Wonderful Read

    Brings the reader into the life of a revolutionary soldier. Discover the hardships, shenanigans, friendships, ideologies, and normalcy of an individual who lived over 250 years ago and fought for American independence. Though it is a fantastic read, it can become a bit dry. The vernacular and slang used in the late 1700s is different from present day and takes getting used to. I think it adds to the charm of the book though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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