Ordinary Courage: The Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin, 3rd Edition
September 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Includes an expanded and updated introduction, annotations, and
suggestions for further reading
- New maps give an overview of Joseph Plumb Martin’s
- Brief headnotes introduce each chapter
Chapter I: Introductory.
Chapter II: Campaign of 1776.
Chapter III: Campaign of 1777.
Chapter IV: Campaign of 1778.
Chapter V: Campaign of 1779.
Chapter VI: Campaign of 1780.
Chapter VII: Campaign of 1781.
Chapter VIII: Campaign of 1782.
Chapter IX: Campaign of 1783.
Suggestions for Additional Reading.
• Includes an expanded and updated introduction, annotations, and suggestions for further reading
• New maps give an overview of Joseph Plumb Martin’s travels
• Brief headnotes introduce each chapter
Robert Middlekauff, University of California, Berkeley
“Ordinary Courage is a classic in American military
history. James Kirby Martin has expertly edited the original
version. It is wonderful to have such an excellent volume, so
skillfully introduced and edited, available for students and the
Joseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Ordinary Courage reminds the reader that the
American Revolution was fought by ordinary persons thrust in to
extraordinary circumstances. Joseph Plumb Martin did not advise
Washington, write stirring documents, or hold an important
political office, but he fought and suffered for American
independence. James Kirby Martin has done an extraordinary job
editing the work, with notes that provide the historical context
for Joseph Martin’s experiences.”
Randy Roberts, Purdue University
“James Kirby Martin, long recognized as one of the leading
historians of the American Revolution, has done us a real service
in presenting a new edition of Joseph Plumb Martin’s
Revolutionary War Adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin, appropriately
entitled Ordinary Courage, the best memoir of a Continental
Don Higginbotham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill