I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not

By Richard Shenkman

In the end in paperback, Richard Shenkman's bestselling sequel to Legends, Lies & adored Myths of yank History. Provocative and amusingly heretical, "I Love Paul Revere, even if He Rode or Not" (a quote attributed to Warren Harding) bargains eye-opening revelations debunking long-held American legends.

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James Fallows, extra Like Us (1989), p. eleven. 14. Woodward, way forward for the earlier, p. xi. 15. Anne Firor Scott, “One Woman’s adventure of global struggle II,” magazine of yank background (September 1990), p. 557. sixteen. The McNeill essay is in Gagnon, old Literacy, p. one hundred sixty five. 17. web page Smith, The Historian and background (1964), p. one hundred sixty five. 18. Bert James Loewenberg, American historical past in American idea (1972), pp. 311–12. 19. Gordon S. wooden, “Rhetoric and fact within the American Revolution,” William and Mary Quarterly (January 1965), p. 7. 20. Allan Nevins, The Gateway to historical past (rev. ed. , 1962), p. 269. 21. Robert M. Collins, “The Originality catch: Richard Hofstadter on Populism,” magazine of yankee heritage (June 1989), pp. 150–67. such a lot of Myths 1. Gary Scharnhorst and Jack Bales, The misplaced lifetime of Horatio Alger, Jr. (1985), xiii, passim; Herbert Mayes, Alger (1928), passim. 2. Horace P. Beck, “The Making of the preferred mythical Hero,” in American people Legend, ed. Wayland Hand (1971), pp. 121–32. three. the tale is acknowledged in Gabor S. Boritt, ed. , The Historians Lincoln (1988), p. 253. four. A. J. P. Taylor, Politicians, Socialism, and Historians (1982), p. 143. five. assertion of a spokesman for Colonial Williamsburg, 1990. 6. Henry Steele Commager, “The look for a Usable Past,” American background (February 1965). 7. ny instances, March 7, 1990, p. A-14. eight. Thomas A. Bailey, “Presidential handle [The Mythmakers of yankee History],” magazine of yankee background (June 1968), pp. 5–21; C. Vann Woodward, the way forward for the previous (1989), p. viii. nine. Bernard Bailyn, The Origins of yank Politics (1970), pp. 5–6. Acknowledgments between those that deserve point out are those that stood by way of me through the night-and-day writing of this publication. First, in fact, i need to thank Michael Reed, who has continually been there whilst i wanted him. I additionally are looking to thank Dennis Christopher, who helped me via a tough interval. Stephen McAdoo, as he has some time past, proved to be either a superb and friend and knowledgeable wordsmith. He controlled to learn each bankruptcy on cut-off date, usually surroundings apart his personal paintings to aid me with mine. Bernard Weisberger has been supporting me comprehend American historical past for thus lengthy that i locate it not easy to think he nonetheless has extra to provide. yet he consistently does. His notes at the manuscript—which he learn in its entirety—are themselves so attention-grabbing i used to be tempted to incorporate them within the e-book as an addendum. I additionally are looking to thank Ed Victor, my agent, whose assist in arrangeing for a writer used to be striking. There can't be many brokers like him. eventually, i need to thank my editor, Cynthia Barrett, whom I price for her friendship in addition to her editorial skills. additionally via RICHARD SHENKMAN Legends, Lies & loved Myths of yank heritage One-Night Stands with American historical past, co-authored with Kurt Reiger Copyright “I Love Paul Revere no matter if He Rode or Not”—Warren Harding Copyright © 1991 by way of Richard Shenkman. All rights reserved less than foreign and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. by way of check of the necessary charges, you've been granted the non-exclusive, nontransferable correct to entry and skim the textual content of this booklet on-screen.

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