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Paul Revere's Ride

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    Paul Revere's Ride (David Hackett Fischer)

    I have read many books on the American Revolution; no one can write like David Hackett Fischer! This book provides a detailed biograph of Paul Revere's life and his participation in the war for independence. Fischer debunks the myth of Paul Revere's solitary ride, describing the collective participation of the Americans from the infamous signal at the North Church to the arrival of Minutemen from many areas of Massachusetts to the coordinated attacks on the British as they retreated from Lexington. Alvin Gritz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2007

    Masterpiece

    The author's writing style is second to none for this genre. His breadth of knowledge and attention to detail is stunning. Yet, unlike far too many authors of early American history, Fischer's narrative flows exceedingly effectively, and is highly organized. Most of all, Fischer wholly avoids the kind of smug, needlessly-esoteric, choppy, poorly-written, political-agenda-riddled prose that plagues the vast majority of his fellow academics. I have read at least 100 books on the subject of the American Revolution and this is easily in the top 5, if not in first place.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Go along for the Ride...

    One of the best historical books on the early years of the American Revolution I have ever read. Exremely informative and yet still entertaining. It belongs on everyone's bookshelf.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2012

    Great book on the beginning of the Revolution

    This book is fantastic. All of Fischer's books are worthy of a Pulitzer prize, and Paul Revere's Ride is no exception. This book is a biography of Paul Revere, and better yet a biography of that famous April morning in 1775 when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. Most of us who choose to read this book know by now that Revere did NOT say "The British are coming! The British are coming!" But what did he say? To whom did he say it? Did he act alone? How far and long was the ride? What was unexpected about this book was the compassionate and robust description Fischer tells of the King's men, the men who were tasked with dampening the increasingly rebellious colonials around Boston. Not only are the events of that morning eminently fascinating, Fischer's storytelling ability is top notch. No need to be a scholar to enjoy Paul Revere's Ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2006

    The real history of Lexington and Concord

    This is a great book. I always considered myself reasonably well educated, but I was almost completely unfamiliar with what really happened on April 18-19, 1775, in Boston, Lexington, and Concord. I visited Lexington recently, and was told by a volunteer at the local Visitors' Center that David Hackett Fisher's book is the most authoritative work on the subject. This is a must read for anyone interested in the Revolutionary Period.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Great read

    Fatastic read. Well written by a great author .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000

    Specific detail about Revere

    I am a very big fan of Paul Revere. The Author of this book really concentrated on not only Paul Revere's famous ride, but also gives us specific details about the battle of Lexington and Concord. Mr.Fischer also wrote wonderfully about frustrated mind and dilenma of General Gage (the biggest enemy of Massachussetts colonists). I was very satified by his research and writing. The chapter which the New England militia (minute mens) kept attacking British troops is the most exciting part of this book.

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