Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer audiobook

Paul Revere's Ride

By David Hackett Fischer
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665264693

  • ISBN: 9781665264686

  • ISBN: 9781665264709

Runtime: 12.85 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history—yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett 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 eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition.

When the alarm-riders took to the streets, they did not cry, "the British are coming," for most of them still believed they were British. Within a day, many began to think differently. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon. Paul Revere's Ride returns Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An enjoyable work that doesn't compromise its scholarly accuracy. Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: David Hackett Fischer

Author Bio: David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. The recipient of many prizes and awards for his teaching and writing, he is the also author of numerous books, including Washington's Crossing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English