Joseph Plumb Martin
A NARRATIVE OF
A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
Some of the Adventures, Dangers,
and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin
Introduction by Thomas Fleming
In this first-hand account of the Revolutionary
War, which was previously published as the
memoir Private Yankee Doodle, Joseph Plumb
Martin narrates his true adventures as a
teenage private in the Continental Army—and
offers a rare glimpse of the beginnings of our
nation’s history and the hardships endured by
Signet Classic 272 pp. 0-451-52811-5 $6.95
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
Anthropologist and ethnohistorian Lee Miller
casts new light on a 400-year-old mystery, the
disappearance of the colony on Roanoke
Island off the coast of North Carolina—115
men, women, and children. “Enlivening
insight and astounding detail.”—Chicago
Tribune. 8-page b/w photo insert.
Penguin 384 pp. 0-14-200228-3 $15.00
f THE AMERICAN SOUL
Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders
“ A remarkable achievement. It recovers the
wisdom of the founders of the American
republic in a new and exciting way, yet it
doesn’t avoid the many problems we have in
appreciating them.”—Robert N. Bellah, Univ.
of California, Berkeley. “Lyrical, provocative,
and profound.”—Publishers Weekly (starred).
Tarcher 400 pp. 1-58542-226-6 $14.95
Also in Tarcher: Lost Christianity 1-58542-253-3, The
Heart of Philosophy 1-58542-251-7.
John Rhodehamel, editor
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Writings from the War of Independence
“Will serve as a marvelous research tool for
specialists, but general readers...will also find
fascinating gems in this latest volume.”—
Booklist. Over 120 pieces by more than 70
participants. Chronology, biographical and
explanatory notes, index. 950 pp.
Library of America 1-883011-91-4 $40.00
f COMMON SENSE, RIGHTS OF MAN,
and OTHER ESSENTIAL WRITINGS
New Foreword by Jack Fruchtman, Jr.
Introduction by Sydney Hook
Includes the complete text of Common Sense,
both parts of Rights of Man, and several selections from The Crisis.
Signet Classic 384 pp. 0-451-52889-1 $4.95
Edited with an Introduction
by Isaac Kramnick 128 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-039016-2
RIGHTS OF MAN
Introduction by Eric Foner
Notes by Henry Collins
This edition is drawn from the fourth J. S.
Jordan edition of Part One (1791) and the sixth
edition of Part Two (1792). 288 pp.
PenguinClassics 0-14-039015-4 $9.95
THE THOMAS PAINE READER
Edited with an Introduction
by Michael Foot and Isaac Kramnick
CONTENTS: Editors’ Introduction. The Case of the
Officers of Excise. African Slavery in America.
Reflections on the Life and Death of Lord Clive.
Liberty Tree. Common Sense. The American Crisis.
Public Good. Six Letters to Rhode Island. Letter to
the Abbé Raynal. Dissertations on Government, the
Affairs of the Bank, and Paper Money. The Rights of
Man. Letter Addressed to the Addressors on the Late
Proclamation. An Essay for the Use of New
Republicans in Their Opposition to Monarchy.
Reasons for Preserving the Life of Louis Capet. The
Age of Reason, Part One. Dissertation on First
Principles of Government. Agrarian Justice. Letter to
George Washington. To the Citizens of the United
States. The Construction of Iron Bridges.
Constitutional Reform. 544 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044496-3 $13.95
Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight,
William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton
Edited with an Introduction by Wendy Martin
Essential primary texts in the study of early
American cultural life. 384 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-039088-X $17.00
f THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK
The City at the Heart of
the American Revolution
“ A long-overdue reminder of New York City’s
pivotal role in the winning of American independence.”—Edwin G. Burrows, Pulitzer
Prize–winning coauthor of Gotham. “Important
....Enlightening.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred).
Penguin 464 pp. 0-14-200333-6 $16.00
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f THE LETTERS OF
JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS
Introduction and Notes by the Editor
An intimate portrait of a colonial family and
a historical record of an emerging America.
The letters cover key periods including
the Continental Congress, the drafting of the
Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and John Adams’s diplomatic missions to Europe. 464 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-243711-5 $15.00
Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards
1776: A Musical Play
Winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including
Best Book and Best Musical, this oft-produced
musical play is an imaginative re-creation of
the events from May 8 to July 4, 1776 in
Philadelphia, when the second Continental
Congress argued about, voted on, and signed
the Declaration of Independence.
Penguin 192pp. 0-14-048139-7 $11.00
Carl Van Doren
“The most comprehensive and the most intelligently sympathetic biography of Franklin we
have.”—Henry Steele Commager, The New
Penguin 864 pp. 0-14-015260-1 $20.00
GEORGE WASHINGTON: WRITINGS
Edited by John H. Rhodehamel
Brings together 450 letters, orders, addresses,
and other vital historical documents, including both public and private records. 1,100 pp.
Library of America 1-883011-23-X $40.00
EXPLAINING AMERICA: The Federalist
“To read The Federalist as Wills has done, is to
have hope renewed.”— The New Republic.
“ A virtuoso exercise in scholarship.”— The
Washington Post Book World.
Penguin 304 pp. 0-14-029839-8 $14.00
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