David Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. ...Show synopsisDavid 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 outbreak of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition.Hide synopsis
Literate and well written. The author's obvious knowledge of Paul Revere was imparted in an easy to understand context. It was written like a mystery novel! I could not put this book down and looked forward to each chapter. The rationale behind common events, the "for want of a nail a kingdom was lost" plot. And it was all true. The real history was much more interesting than the myth. I wish other chapters of American history were so accessible. Kudos to Mr. Hackett. American History textbook writers should take a chapter from this book. Instead of tedious and dry facts presented like an outline, real personalities could be put forwad to connect the stories.
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