Joseph Plum Martin - Private Yankee Doodle - recreates the daily life of the Revolutionary soldier as no one else has ever done! He withholds nothing of the hard times: the fright, pain, and death of battle... the grinding agony of marches without rest or sleep... the days of belly-twisting hunger. But he balances these dangers and sufferings with accounts of diversion - hunting, fishing, boxing - of pranks and frolics, and of encounters with an occasional sassy miss. This new edition has been widely hailed as a rediscovered gem of American history. This is a great opportunity to live the life of a Revolutionary War soldier.
Private Yankee Doodle, 15th Jul 2021
Reviewer: Beverly Wilson
This book is quite fascinating as it is a firsthand account of a Private in the Revolutionary War. He has a phenomenal memory since he recorded these events later in his life, not while they were happening. Being it is a book about war - I found some parts hard to read and very brutal, though I know that is the" nature of the beast."Reading this account did bring me a great appreciation for those who suffered greatly but stood fast and procured our freedoms. I am the beneficiary and I am very thankful. I purchased this book for my children and grandchildren in hopes it would bring a deeper appreciation and awareness of the many gifts we receive from courageous and unselfish acts of others. I reccomend it to Adults, who then need to decide what to share with Younger Readers.