Paul Revere Heritage Project


Bibliography and References

Below is the list of some of the more comprehensive academic work about Paul Revere. While there is a great deal of publications aimed at young readers, the references collected below are geared towards history enthusiasts. Other than the most early works, the recent books are written in easy to read language and even younger audience will find them quite captivating. And most importantly they contain many interesting details about Revere’s life that you will not find in brief encyclopedia articles.

Paul Revere's Ride by David Hackett Fischer

Published 1994 Oxford University Press
US History / U.S.
445 pages
ISBN 0195088476

Paul Revere's Ride to Lexington is considered as the most unique events in American history. Yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition.

Paul Revere by Lawrence Weinberg

Illustrated by Marie De John
Published 1988 Scholastic Library Pub
History / General History
ISBN 0516095579

What makes this book different is the fact that it is written as if it were told by Paul Revere himself. He describes his childhood, explains how he became a silversmith, and recounts his role in the American Revolution.

Patriot and Craftsman (1735-1818) By Zadra, Dan

Illustrated by John Keely, Dick Brude
Published 1988 Creative Company, The
ISBN 088682186X
A short biography of Paul Revere with the emphasis on his revolutionary activities and his trade as a silversmith.

A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore

By Samuel Adams Drake
Published 2001 Digital Scanning Inc
ISBN 1582184429

Originally published over 100 years ago, New England Legends and Folk Lore is Samuel Adams Drake's extraordinary collection of legends and folk tales. Stories include dozens of classics of New England lore that describe the times of witches and seafarers, strange nighttime occurrences and mysterious places. A classic and creative compilation of New England's historical facts and mystical fiction. You can read this book for free at Google Books

"I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode Or Not," Warren Harding

By Richard Shenkman
Published 1991 Harpercollins
History / General History
ISBN 0060163461

After his stunning success with Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History, Shenkman again" in this fascinating look at the reality behind our most dearly held historical myths. Here he debunks myths from pirates to Puritans to Tokyo Rose. Line illustrations throughout.

Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolution Through the Eyes of Those Who Fought and Lived It By George F. Scheer, Hugh F. Rankin

Photographs by Hugh F Rankin, Contributor Hugh F . Rankin
Published 1987 Da Capo Press
History / U.S.
576 pages
ISBN 0306803070

A history of the American Revolution examines individuals on both sides of the conflict