5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星You will learn the slog of a foot soldier in the ranks during the War For Independence
2019年8月16日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
An excellent and well written account of the day to day activities of a foot soldier. Gives you a different slant on the battles in which he participated than an ordinary historical account of the battle or the view point of an officer. Also gives you a good understanding of what camp life was like for an ordinary soldier. It gets a little tedious because it constantly recites the substantial lack of decent clothing for the ranks and particularly the fact that they were almost always hungry and desperately searching for something to eat. Makes you appreciate the courage and sturdy determination of those fellows, that they continued to put up with those terrible conditions and still served for so many years. A "must read" to get the complete picture of the revolution.
5.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星Revolutionary War, written by a grunt, defines the word "Patriot(ism)" - Done, not Talked.
2019年4月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Can't add anything that hasn't already been posted. But will add a few items, not necessarily in order of importance: (1) This "Grunts" use of the American/English language is superb, impeccable and clear as to almost be incomprehensible - especially considering when written. (2) The human suffering and sheer survival in the environment/elements is also nearly incomprehensible - to the point that battle w/ the Redcoats, indifferent-folk, and Tories was often a welcome relief (to "get the blood warming". (3) The gap - sometimes chasm - between the "Officers/Gentlemen" and the grunts makes it a wonder that the war was won. (4) This reading, maybe the only one of The Revolutionary War, written by a grunt, defines the word "Patriot(ism)" - Done, not Talked.
4.0 颗星，最多 5 颗星Should have been required reading in school when studying the Revolution
2019年8月7日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I only rated this book less than the max because some of the words and phrases are antiquated a couple hundred years ago. That is only cause for markdowns as it renders the book a little difficult for many readers of the present time. The message I derive from the book is that soldiers were used and abused by their country, then far more than now. And they were badly treated by those who did NOT serve even worse, in spite of the benefit those others obtain from that service. This book makes it obvious that those who benefit the most from the troubles of those who serve are now, as then, often those who are most critical and un-appreciative.