The story of Molly Pitcher highlights a side of the American Revolution not often touched upon in history books--the role of women. The legend of Molly Pitcher tells of a woman who has followed her husband to the war and brings water to the soldiers in battle. When her husband is killed, she takes up his station and fires the cannon at the British. Historians think this could be a compilation of many true stories of women who helped out in the war, specifically of Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley or Margaret Corbin. This lesson in history and courage that gives a different perspective on events is a welcome addition to any library collection.