Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Book review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere
You don't know how much you don't know, until you find out. Isn't that how the old saying goes?
I had studied American History in eighth and twelfth grades, and again in college, but other than memorizing a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I knew next to nothing about Paul Revere.
Did you know that he was a soldier in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War? I didn't. I also did not know that he had two wives, and between them bore 16 children for him.
I also learned that he wasn't the only rider on April 18, 1775, but one of three - and that he didn't even make it to his destination because of a run-in with British forces.
So if you're a history buff, or even if you aren't, you owe it to your American self to read The Revolutionary Paul Revere. It will give you a much deeper understanding of a true American patriot.
You can buy your copy here or here.
Full disclosure - this book was provided free of charge by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for my honest review.