Most people know Paul Revere only for his “Midnight Ride.” In The Revolutionary Paul Revere Joel J. Miller paints a more complete portrait of this American hero.
Not one of the Revolutionary “elites” Revere was known for his loyalty and reliability. It was his reputation as a reliable messenger that made him the logical choice as one of the riders to warn the militia of the approaching British.
This enjoyable bio transformed Revere from a two dimensional figure into a three dimensional character for me. Miller presents a very human yet honorable hero. If you are interested in American history or biography, particularly from the Revolutionary period, I recommend this book.