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Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history - yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. When the alarm riders took to the streets, they did not cry, "The British are coming", for most of them still believed they were British. Within a day many began to think differently. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon.

Paul Revere's Ride returns Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest.

©1994 David Hackett Fischer (P)2017 Tantor
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The real story of April 19, 1775

Really put it out there, put history in your face. I loved every minute of it.

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Damn

Amazing work. You will learn much more than history. You will learn how to look at history.

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good for historians, great for military historians

I very much enjoyed the beginning of this book which recounted the events leading up to Lexington and Concord. I loved the telling of Paul Revere's experiences and actions. It got a little dry for me when it turned into a military history, talking about commanders and flanks and formations. That's not my favorite. But overall, I would say that it's a well-written book.

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Balanced, detailed and entertaining

This book is excellent for expanding your knowledge of a pivotal figure and period in American history.

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You will read it more than twice!

So much information and detail! Just finished my fourth time through.
Do not miss the last sentence.

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awesome

such a great depiction of those historic moments and how tyranny is fought so inspirational

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Liberty and Freedom

Real American history of Liberty and freedom. A wonderful account of events with lots of historical context and explanations that go deeper than you'll find almost anywhere else. Highly recommend and worth it.

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Great book.

Great book, I finished in one day at 1.8x speed. Would recommend. I am going to re-read it when I go to Boston.

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Outstanding

Well worth the read. Objective and fair in its presentation. Unlike some other new authors on similar subject matter, this book is like a breath of fresh air.

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A well done piece of history

Finally, a decent book that goes into the life of Revere. Well written and narrated. If you're looking for aspects of the revolution that Revere played a part in, this does a nice job. The depth of the incidents in Lexington and Concord are captured beautifully.