Friday, April 16, 2010

Book Review: The Revolutionary Paul Revere

When I saw this book available for review from Thomas Nelson's Book Sneeze review program I paused for a moment and wondered how there could possibly be an entire book devoted to Paul Revere.  Aside from a midnight ride, I was totally unaware of what this book might contain.  Considering I am well versed in American history and didn't really know anything about Paul Revere aside from his legendary midnight ride to rouse the patriots that the redcoats were coming, I decided I had to read this book.

I was pleasantly surprised with the captivating story of Paul Revere.  Prior to reading this book, I thought of Paul Revere as being little more than a glorified footnote in American history.  While he's not a founding father by any stretch of the imagination, he certainly had a role to play in our nation's bid for freedom during our colonial period.

I walked away from this book with the impression that Paul Revere was the quintessential American.  From humble beginnings, he worked hard to improve his standings and eventually attain recognition and success.

The book is well written and quite engaging.  Unlike many history books, this book moves along at a nice pace.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a gripping account of life in colonial Boston.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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