Revolutionary



Revolutionary Myers Presents An Incredibly Complex Protagonist In Deborah, Whose Gender Identity Is Not Taken As A Given Lambda Book Report A Novel Of The American Revolution By A Writer Who Is Himself A True American Revolutionary Mark Edmundson, Author Of Why Teach In 1782, During The Final Clashes Of The Revolutionary War, One Of Our Young Nation S Most Valiant And Beloved Soldiers Was, Secretly, A Woman.When Deborah Samson Disguised Herself As A Man And Joined The Continental Army, She Wasn T Just Fighting For America S Independence She Was Fighting For Her Own Revolutionary, Alex Myers S Richly Imagined And Meticulously Researched Debut Novel, Brings The True Story Of Deborah S Struggle Against A Rigid Colonial Society Back To Life And With It The Courage, Hope, Fear, And Heartbreak That Shaped Her Journey Through A Country S Violent Birth.After Years As An Indentured Servant In A Sleepy Massachusetts Town, Chafing Under The Oppressive Norms Of Colonial America, Deborah Can T Contain Her Discontent Any Longer When A Sudden Crisis Forces Her Hand, She Decides To Finally Make Her Escape Embracing The Peril And Promise Of The Unknown, She Cuts Her Hair, Binds Her Chest, And, Stealing Clothes From A Neighbor, Rechristens Herself Robert Shurtliff It S A Desperate, Dangerous, And Complicated Deception, And Becomes Only So When, As Robert, She Enlists In The Continental Army.What Follows Is An Inspiring, One Of A Kind Journey Through An America Torn Apart By War Brutal Winters And Lethal Battlefields, The Trauma Of Combat And The Cruelty Of Betrayal, The Joy Of True Love And The Tragedy Of Heartbreak In His Brilliant Revolutionary, Myers, Who Is A Descendant Of The Historical Deborah, Takes Full Advantage Of This Real Life Heroine S Unique Voice To Celebrate The Struggles For Freedom, Large And Small, Like Never Before.

Born and raised in western Maine, Alex left his home state to attend Phillips Exeter Academy and went on from there to earn degrees from Harvard and Brown, where he studied Ancient Judaism Alex has taught high school English for over a decade and during this time earned an MFA in writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts It was in this program that he started work on his debut novel, Revolutionary Born and raised in western Maine, Alex left his home state to attend Phillips Exeter Academy and went on from there to earn degrees from Harvard and Brown, where he studied Ancient Judaism Alex has taught high school English for over a decade and during this time earned an MFA in writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts It was in this program that he started work on his debut novel, Revolutionary, which was published by Simon Schuster in January 2014.Currently, Alex lives in Washington DC with his wife and two cats

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Revolutionary
  • Alex Myers
  • English
  • 14 April 2017
  • 1451663323

10 thoughts on “Revolutionary

  1. Rick Riordan says:

    I picked this up after reading an article about the author in the Boston Globe Alex Myers, a transgender man, explores the American Revolution through the eyes of one of his distant ancestors, Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the war That premise grabbed me right away, and I was happy to find that the execution of the novel was just as interesting Deborah s story i...

  2. Orsolya says:

    Although the US Military accepts women in its ranks many view it as a man s world Imagine how much of a man s world it was in 1782 during the last leg of the Revolutionary War Deborah Samson, a 22 year old female, wanted a life of adventure versus that of an indentured servant Wearing men s clothing and calling herself Robert Shurtliff she enlisted in the Continental Army Alex Myers, a descendant of Samson and a Transgender who understands female to male roles opens up Deborah Robert s st Although the US Military accepts women in its ranks many view it as a man s world Imagine how much of a man s world it was in 1782 during the last leg of the Revolutionary War Deborah Samson, a 22 year old female, wanted a life of adventure versus that of an indentured servant Wearing men s clothing and calling herself Robert Shurtliff she enlisted in the Continental Army Alex Myers, a descendant of Samson and a Transgender who understands female to male roles opens up Deborah Robert s story in, Revo...

  3. Laila (BigReadingLife) says:

    3.5 stars Moving and detailed historical fiction about a real life woman who served as a man in the Revolutionary War A book I never would have read had it not been my book group s pick.

  4. Erin Lindsay McCabe says:

    When I learned that this debut novel was being released just a week before my own which also features a woman disguising as a man to fight in the army though in the Civil War, not the Revolutionary war , I was both intrigued how would Myers treat the subject what experiences would his character have how would Myers life inform his writing and worried what if my book wasn t as good What if people read this one and decided not to read mine That said, I m so glad to have read this boo When I learned that this debut novel was being released just a week before my own which also features a woman disguising as a man to fight in the army though in the Civil War, not the Revolutionary war , I was both intrigued how would Myers treat the subject what experiences would his character have how would Myers life inform his writing and worried what if my book wasn t as good What if people read this one and decided not to read mine That said, I m so glad to have read this boo...

  5. Paul Pessolano says:

    Revolutionary by Alex Myers, published by Simon Schuster.Category Historical Fiction Publication Date January 14, 2014Deborah Samson, in 1782, may have been the first woman to take the cause of women s rights She abhorred the manner in which women were treated, basically slaves with no rights She wantedout of life and was determined to find a way to improve her situation, a heady proposition for a woman at this time.Deborah felt that her only chance was to disguise herself as Revolution...

  6. Audra (Unabridged Chick) says:

    I m woefully behind on this review I inhaled this one back in January, the first full length novel I read after giving birth to Unabridged Baby in November It was a wonderful return to reading.I d been dying to get my hands on this one since it s original release between the setting Revolutionary War and the premise a woman who passes as a man I was immediately intrigued My eagerness was well placed as this is a wonderfully engrossing read that is impossible to shake.Set in 178 I m woefully behind on this review I inhaled this one back in January, the first full length novel I read after giving birth to Unabridged Baby in November It was a wonderful return to reading.I d been dying to get my hands on this one since it s original release between the setting Revolutionary War and the premise a woman who passes as a man I was immediately intrigued My eagerness was well placed as this is a wonderfully engrossing read that is impossible to shake.Set in 1782, the novel follows Deborah Samson, an indentured servant who is a weaver in a small Massachusetts town Frustrated by her present circumstances and impatient with the few opportunities ahead of her, Deborah signs onto the Continental Army as Robert Shurtliff She finds soldiering immediately fits her personality and years of hard work allows her to blend i...

  7. Ambrosia Sullivan says:

    First written for Fire IceThose who know me well know how much of a fan of the revolution I am In turn they also know how picky I can be about books set in the era and how I often lament the lack of good, readable and accurate books that take place during this nations forming After reading Revolutionary by Alex Myers, I am no longer lamenting This ...

  8. Ann says:

    I remember being intrigued by Deborah Samson after reading a book about her as a kid, but I d completely forgotten about that until I came across the part in this book when she digs a bullet out of her own leg to avoid being revealed as a woman It s a shame that she isn twidely known Alex Myers brings a fascinating angle to her story through his experiences as a transgendered man In most woman disguises herself as a man tales, they are just that disguises But here, Deborah plans to I remember being intrigued by Deborah Samson after reading a book about her as a kid, but I d completely forgotten about that until I came across the part in this book when she digs a bullet out of her own leg to avoid being revealed as a woman It s a shame that she isn twidely known Alex Myers brings ...

  9. Patricia Lothrop says:

    Clear your calendar before opening this un put downable novel War, disguise, change, love, identity these themes andmark Myers fast paced account of a woman who defies societal and physical limits to live and fight as a man The confident handling of narrative and vivid description belie the depth of research behind this first novel Revolutionary is a p...

  10. Melissa Crytzer Fry says:

    3.5 I love books with strong female protagonists, so this book caught my attention from the start And the story of Deborah, who disguises herself as a man Robert Shurtliff to fight in the Revolutionary War, provided just such a formidable character What s maybe eveninteresting is that the author is a descendant of the true life character of Deborah Samson, upon whom this novel is based.Who better to write this story And, in another fascinating twist the author, on his website, tal 3.5 I love books with strong female protagonists, so this book caught my attention from the start And the story of Deborah, who disguises herself as a man Robert Shurtliff to fight in the Revolutionary War, provided just such a formidable character What s maybe eveninteresting is that the author is a descendant of the true life character of Deborah Samson, ...

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