The Revolutionary Paul Revere by Joel Miller“Quick in the saddle and fast out of town.” Watch one of America’s most remarkable heroes come alive through fast-paced prose and gripping storytelling.
He’s Famous for his Ride. He’s Essential for So Much More.
The story of Paul Revere is the story of the American Revolution.
Always smack dab in the thick of things, he was an ordinary citizen living in extraordinarily turbulent times. Revere played key roles in colonial tax fights and riots, the infamous Boston Massacre, the Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, and even the rati?cation of the U.S. Constitution. In this fast-paced, dramatic account, Paul Revere’s life pulses with energy as author Joel J. Miller explores his family and church life along with his revolutionary contribution as a spy, entrepreneur, express rider, freemason, and commercial visionary.
“The story of Paul Revere—a hero of Massachusetts, a hero of America—was never more timely. Nor has it ever been better told than by Joel J. Miller. The Revolutionary Paul Revere gallops along with all the drama and intrigue of a great novel, highlighting what makes Revere so essential in the story of America’s founding and its growth as a force for freedom in the world. This is a vibrant, vital, and wonderful story.”
WILLIAM J. BENNETT, Author, America: The Last Best Hope and A Century Turns
The Life of Paul Revere
Jump to navigation. Discover more at www. On April 18, , Paul Revere set off on his famous midnight ride. While this event is iconic to most Americans, far less attention has been paid to the man himself. In this excerpt, we see Revere called to service on that fateful day. A friend was a hostler at a livery stable where the Regulars kept their horses. Earlier that day, several officers had gone there to work on their riding tack.
View All Announcements. Paul Revere was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting Colonial militia of British invasion before the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as an officer in the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. In the s Revere immersed himself in the movement toward political independence from Great Britain. In he donned Indian garb and joined 50 other patriots in the Boston Tea Party protest against parliamentary taxation without representation.
His father, Apollos Rivoire later changed to Revere , was a Huguenot refugee who had come to Boston as a child and had been apprenticed to a silversmith. As a boy Revere received sufficient education to enable him later to read the difficult metallurgical books of his period. Although it was in metal that Revere did most of his work, his energy and skill and the necessity of supporting an ever-growing family turned him in many directions. He not only made silver articles but also crafted surgical instruments, sold spectacles, replaced missing teeth, and engraved copper plates, the most famous of which portrayed his version of the Boston Massacre. In he donned Indian garb and joined 50 other patriots in the Boston Tea Party protest against parliamentary taxation without representation.
Paul Revere was a silversmith and patriot who lived in Boston, Massachusetts during the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting local militia of the approaching British forces shortly before the battle of Lexington and Concord. Revere was appointed second lieutenant in the colonial artillery but only served a short stint in the war, during a failed expedition to Lake George in upstate New York, and returned to Boston without seeing much military action. Revere returned to civilian life and married Sarah Orne on August 4, Together they had eight children.
Born January 1, , Paul Revere was a silversmith and ardent colonialist. In that role, he devised a system of lanterns to warn the minutemen of a British invasion, setting up his famous ride on April 18, He was the son of Apollos Rivoire, a French immigrant who'd come to America on his own at the age of 13, and Deborah Hichborn, a Boston native and the daughter of an artisan family. Apollos, who changed his name to the more English-sounding Paul soon after arriving in America, was an artisan himself. After a long apprenticeship with a goldsmith, the elder Revere set up a shop of his own in the sometimes rough North End section of Boston.