Have you ever wondered about the back story of one of America’s greatest revolutionary heroes? Then The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel J. Miller is the book for you. It’s an irreverent look at an American hero who always seemed to be in the thick of things.
The book is a quick and easy read that follows the life of Paul Revere from the immigration of his father, Apollos, in 1716 to Revere’s death in 1818. Miller highlights every day events in Revere’s life that propelled him into the limelight. For example, his work as a goldsmith granted him access to key people in his community which led to his joining the influential brotherhood ~ the masons.
While not an academic book, Miller does provide nice reference material and easy to follow explanations of various characters and events that go into shaping Revere’s life and character. As an history instructor, I can appreciate the colloquialisms in the book because it makes the story much more approachable and enjoyable for people who are not necessarily history buffs but who have an interest in sort of man~behind~the~action stories.
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