Paul Revere and the World He Lived in

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 510 pages
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This vivid account of the life and times of Paul Revere was first published in 1942 to great acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize. An elegant storyteller and expert historian, Edith Forbes paints a memorable portrait of American colonial history and of this most legendary of revolutionary heroes -- "not merely one man riding one horse on a certain lonely night of long ago, but a symbol to which his countrymen can yet turn."
 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Esther Forbes wrote Paul Revere with a good natured, almost folksy tone. I could almost see the twinkle in her eye by her choice of words. Here are some quotes to illustrate my point, "Like so many ... Read full review

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The writing style of the book took a little bit getting used to since it was very informal. Forbes does a great job explaining the use of mobs leading up the American Revolution and gives a more ... Read full review

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Esther Forbes (1891-1967) garnered a Newbery Medal and an enduring place in children's literature with the publication of Johnny Tremain. Her adult novel, Paul Revere and the World He lived In, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1942.

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