Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

Paul Revere was born in America, the son of a silversmith. Originally Puritan, Paul drifted toward the Calvinistic churches and New Thought. Although working class, Paul was easily accepted into all social circles and was inducted into Masonry in early adulthood.

Paul's life seems unremarkable and indistinct from other citizens of the British colonies.  As troubles escalate, however, Paul rises to the surface as one who could use his connections, talent, and social graces for furthering the Patriot Cause.

This book is a fairly easy read and succinctly describes the early days of discontent in America. The chapters are arranged in chronological order and each one includes a brief summary of content. The book is very well researched and includes copious bibliographies and notes.

Text is not a work of fiction but strictly of fact. Hence, it reads like a history book but includes fascinating tidbits about Paul Revere and his close associates, many of which grace our history books.

This book will make its home in a public school library.  Or, if I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I will donate it to fellow public educator and social studies teacher who will donate it to the school library upon retirement next year.

4 out of 5 stars.

This book was provided by Book Sneeze.

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