Paul Revare Book Report

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Summary: Fischer starts with the origins of Paul Revere’s father originating in France. He explains how Boston looked in the time while Revere grew up. Then he led on to who Paul was in the community and what parts he played in important American decisions. Next Fischer introduced a different character, General Thomas Gage. The chapters involving Gage described how he grew up, his army experience, and how the King had favor for him. Then the book joins comparing the two important men, Revere and Gage, because they were enemies. After that the book describes the war that broke out and how important everyone who played a part was. Purpose: The book gave a new perspective on the lives of British soldiers. It stated that the soldiers that…show more content…
The points the author made, he made well, in a way that you could clearly understand what he was saying, that is for the majority of the time. He was very organized in writing and in research. There are about 150 pages dedicated to references and such. Though the author made a wide variety of his points clearly there were several points that were harder to figure out what he was saying. Pages thirty through forty five speaks of the problem General Thomas Gage had with Americans, in reality the thesis of the chapter is, Gage’s plans to govern the new world with the King on his side and the resistant self-governed American colonists were making it difficult because of their customs. He also jumped from Gage to Revere enough it is hard to understand at times. The story would often go from a scene of drama to a sort of draggy part that would not make sense. For example, between the time General Gage sent his armies out to Lexington until the battle of Lexington, it seemed liked weeks and months had passed it was really only a few days. Recommendation: Paul Revere’s Ride, was an excellent read to place a book like this is on a scale is not an easy task but giving it a lot of thought, on a scale of one through five I would give this book a Four. This number is both applied to the ability to keep interest of the reader and on the book’s information overall. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the truths of our forefathers. I will be honest there are some setbacks, like how it seems to drag on sometimes, yet it still managed to kept me interested. The book and the author both have my
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