Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin (Paperback)
This remarkable memoir is one of the most celebrated documents to emerge from the tumult of America's Revolutionary War. The ordinary and yet exceptional experiences of a young soldier in Washington's army are given a new life in this fourth edition, sensitively edited for a modern readership.
- Classic primary source on the Revolutionary War
- Edited by a leading US authority on the period
- Now with extra maps and a more extensive bibliography
- Includes a new Afterword by Karen Guenther on film portrayals of the continental soldier
James Kirby Martin is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen University Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is the award-winning author of 12 books, including Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (1997), and Forgotten Allies: The Oneida Indians and the American Revolution (with Joseph T. Glatthaar, 2006).