To learn more about Paul Revere and the American Revolution, look for the books listed below at your local library. Some of these books can also be purchased from us. Check for books, curriculum materials, resources for school projects, guidebooks and much, much more in our online Museum Shop.

Recommended Reading

For Younger Readers
For Upper Elementary and Junior High School
For Older Readers and Teachers

The following books will answer most of your questions about Paul Revere:

  • What Was the Name of Paul Revere’s Horse? Twenty Questions About Paul Revere – Asked and Answered, by Patrick Leehey, 1997.
  • Paul Revere — Artisan, Businessman and Patriot: The Man Behind the Myth, 1988 (collected essays on Revere’s life, silver business, copper mill and Masonic connections).
  • A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere, by Jayne E. Triber, 1998 — the most recent full biography of Paul Revere.
  • Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, by Esther Forbes, 1942 — literary biography, won the Pulitzer Prize in history for 1943.
  • Paul Revere’s Ride, by David Hackett Fischer, 1994 — excellent study of the events surrounding Paul Revere’s famous 1775 messenger ride.
  • Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise, by Robert Martello, 2010 — interesting new insights into Revere’s many business ventures.

Other Useful Resources

  • The Revere House Gazette, a benefit of membership (click to become a member)
  • The Revere Dispatch – A newsletter for teachers. It includes ideas for classroom activities, a background article for teachers, and one written for elementary school students, notices of upcoming teacher workshops and a listing of new educational materials available from the museum gift shop. Subscriptions for teachers are free. To sign up contact the Education Department.
  • A&E Biography, Paul Revere, The Midnight Rider (DVD), 1995.
  • Journal of the American Revolution
  • Boston 1775 Blog