A readable, reliable account of the activities of the famous patriot. The author traces Paul Revere's first stirrings of patriotism to his unfortunate experience as artillery lieutenant in the French and Indian war in which he developed a hatred for his superior British officers. The reader is brought into the Revere home where the tax acts and British policy are decried. Although Revere is a respected and successful silversmith, many dangerous activities on behalf of the Sons of Liberty make his position insecure, but the roads and fields sound to the beat of his horse's hoofs as he travels to New York and Philadelphia to bring news of a Tea Party and the closing of the port of Boston. The story of the midnight ride is told in detail- often at odds with Longfellow!