Winner of numerous awards, A Young Patriot is based on the life of 15-year old enlisted soldier Joseph Plumb Martin. He fought under Washington, taking part in many important battles and surviving the winter at Valley Forge. This thoroughly researched work is filled with historical notes, period woodcuts and illustrations, and quotes from the memoir Joseph Martin would eventually publish. Letting Joseph speak for himself, this unique book gives voice to a teenager who was an eyewitness to the fight that set America free from the British Empire. 101 indexed pages, softcover.