Recently I signed up for a nifty book review program from BookSneeze. Basically, the publishers at BookSneeze will send bloggers free books in exchange for honest book reviews. You Review the books you receive on your blog and on a selling site like Amazon.
The latest book I recieved from BookSneeze was The Revolutionary Paul Revere.
"The Revolutionary Paul Revere starts at a gallop and never slows down. Escape into Revere’s adventure-filled life: from childhood through the French and Indian War; from the military occupation of Boston through Revere’s part in the Boston Massacre trial; from his role in the Boston Tea Party through his days as an express rider for patriot leaders; from the tragic death of his first wife through the whimsical pursuit of a new love; from his job as waterfront spy through his famous midnight ride; from his role in the worst American naval disaster before Pearl Harbor through his eventual vindication."
I, for one, love historical biographies and this book really didn't let me down. It was informative, anecdotal at times, and brought new insight on a major player in the revolution who gets very little time in traditional textbooks.
One of the best things about this book though, at least in my opinion, is that it's so easily relatable. You get to take a peek at what life was like for an oridinary patriot living during extraordinary times. Revere becomes more than just some guy on a horse, he's becomes a person with whom any one of us can identify. Some of the struggles that our founders faced are similar to ones that we face now such as economic hardship, political activism, family difficulties and triumphs, work, and friendships. This book does a wonderful job of illustrating these areas in Revere's life. I can honestly say that I would recommend this book.
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Posted by The Craftivist on Friday, April 9, 2010 / Labels: book review