"On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere began a ride that would make him a hero of the Revolutionary War. Revere warned the colonists of oncoming British troops, providing clear evidence that the people of Massachusetts were prepared to fight and die to protect the freedoms they cherished." "But Revere's patriotic actions extended beyond that famous ride. He made many trips during the war, helping to unify the colonies in their response to unjust laws and actions. He was a creative craftsman, and built new businesses to meet the needs of the people of Massachusetts before, during, and after the war. His life story offers a fascinating portrait of a man who helped America achieve independence. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.