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A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy

av Jim Murphy

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In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself "as warm a patriot as the best of them." He enlisted that July and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge and then at Morristown, considered even more severe. He wrote of his war years in a memoir that brings the American Revolution alive with telling details, drama, and a country boy's humor. Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical backfround details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.… (mer)
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This book, also by Jim Murphy, is the tale of a young boy named Joseph Plumb Martin, who was born in the American colonies and fought in the Revolution as a soldier for most of his teenage life. This book is very detailed about the life of a Revolutionary soldier, including the hardships during training and during the worst parts of the war. I personally liked this book, but it may be hard for younger students to understand. Some of the language is taken from Joseph's journal, which is old English style. It does give great insight into life during the Revolutionary War, but it's difficult to follow at times. It's still a good story to read to gain more perspective on this topic. This pictures are great and there are a lot of sources, both from the text and from the pictures. Jim Murphy also provides a timeline in this book as well, which I liked. ( )
  meblack19 | Feb 6, 2014 |
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In the summer of 1776, Joseph Plumb Martin was a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy who considered himself "as warm a patriot as the best of them." He enlisted that July and stayed in the revolutionary army until hostilities ended in 1783. Martin fought under Washington, Lafayette, and Steuben. He took part in major battles in New York, Monmouth, and Yorktown. He wintered at Valley Forge and then at Morristown, considered even more severe. He wrote of his war years in a memoir that brings the American Revolution alive with telling details, drama, and a country boy's humor. Jim Murphy lets Joseph Plumb Martin speak for himself throughout the text, weaving in historical backfround details wherever necessary, giving voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire.

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