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The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier

By: Joseph Plumb Martin
Narrated by: Brandon Wright
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Joseph Plumb Martin (1760-1850) was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Martin participated in the Battles of Brooklyn, the White Plains and Monmouth, and the siege of Fort Mifflin, and the Battle of Monmouth. The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier relates the adventures of a young private serving his country under terrible conditions. There are engaging accounts of army life, adventures, dangers, and suffering during the years 1776-1783. Martin’s book opens a window on the founding era of modern America, and provides one of the most intimate portrayals of life as a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

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A Gospel of the Revolution

This is like a gospel of the Revolution. After reading so many other works that quote this book, I decided to go straight to the source. To my happy surprise, it was very easy to follow and understand. To my unhappy surprise, the sufferings described are worse than I knew of, particularly the apparent negative opinion of the soldiers during the time of this writing, alluded to at the end, that seems to have prompted this. I would recommend this to anyone to get a better sense of the day to day life of a Revolutionary War soldier.

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American Revolution History as it happened

I think the biggest take away I had was an appreciation for the sacrifice of those who earned our freedom. A close second, as a retired member of the US Military is how little has changed. The lives an antics of corporals and privates are no different today. Thank you Plumb Martin for writing down your experiences and sharing them with later generations

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First hand account of the revolutionary war

Five stars for this book and narration, I found the language from the time period to be a real eye opener.

I loved the honesty and the truthfulness of how difficult it was.

This man is a true patriot the others of today are just impostors. Todays impostors need to sit down and shut up and read a few history books.
This would be a good one to start with.

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  • Larry Ellis
  • 05-03-21

Amazing story, loved it and wanted more!

An amazing account of the revolutionary war. A story that really puts things into perspective as to how tough conditions were and the sacrifices made by these young men. Joseph claims to not have a very good grasp of Grammer, yet his writing is very good and left me wanting more. This story was like Down And Out In London And Paris, but through the eyes of an American revolutionary soldier. Highly recommended!