David Hackett Fischer’s “Paul Revere’s Ride” is packed with detail surrounding Revere’s ride that took place on the evening of April 18th,1775. Fischer hashes out detail after detail about Revere, colonial life, the militia(and family), their arms, their accoutrement, their respective political opinions, along with many enthralling details concerning the battles at Lexington and Concord.
“…if the British went out by water, we would shew two lanthorns in the North Church steeple, and if by land, one, as a signal…” — Paul Revere re-telling the event
“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” — Captain John Parker on the Lexington Green, April 19th, 1775
Don’t miss it, its a great read.