"A Soldier's Diary 1893-1918" From Philadelphia to the Philippines, Crawfish Jesse tells it like it was

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Across The Centuries

Alison Wilkom/Jesse Davisson

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Jesse's story provides a first-hand account of what an ordinary man of his time experienced during 25 years in the military. It reveals the good . and bad in our human character, complete with dark and enlightening surprises.



Short Summary

Philadelphia 1893. Jesse was fed up with his wife and mother constantly arguing. One day he just left and joined the Army under the first "nom de plume"


American Indian War, Spanish War, Philippines, WW1

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Jesse C. Davisson

Age: 23

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Criminal, Funny, Seductive, Manipulative, Badass, Sarcastic, Underdog, Patriotic, Complex, Greedy, Masculine, Flexible, Blunt, Secretive, Villainous, Sexy, Visionary, Aggressive, Charming, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Heroic, Adventurous, Narcissistic, Unapologetic, Skillful, Uneducated, Heartthrob, Confident, Crazy, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Famous Indian Scouts, Outlaws,Generals,Military Men

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Desperate, Greedy, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Obedient, Seductive, Strong Moral Code, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Engaging, Heartthrob, Honorable, Patriotic, Visionary, Villainous, Charming, Criminal, Leader, Manipulative, Modest, Sarcastic, Complex, Outspoken, Adventurous, Aspiring, Empathetic, Perseverance, Religious, Sexy, Uneducated, Clumsy, Educated, Flexible, Gracious, Masculine, Romantic, Secretive, Selfless, Underdog, Blunt, Crazy, Funny, Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Skillful, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Decisive, Insecure, Sophisticated

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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