Boston's very own holiday
Hub Blog loves Patriots Day. It's Boston's very own holiday. The Marathon. The early Sox game. The reenactments.
And great local blog posts, such as those by J.J. Bell,
who questions whether a young stable boy actually tipped off Paul Revere about British intentions on the night of April 18, 1775.
But J.J. also points to some interesting Hollywood gossip
: The same production company behind Robert Redford's "The Conspirators" is reportedly now turning its attention toward making a flick about Paul Revere, based on David Hackett Fischer's classic "Paul Revere's Ride."
Sounds like they have a good handle on the subject. There are a lot of myths surrounding Revere's ride, thanks to Longfellow's over-simplified poem and the counter-myths put out by alleged myth busters (myth debunkers too often end up adding to historical inaccuracies, not correcting historical inaccuracies). The bottom line: Revere's ride is truly an exciting tale. It's just different from what people were taught in school or heard from hack myth busters. ... Not that Revere was a saint. You'll never view Paul quite the same way after reading Bernard Cornwell's "The Fort."