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Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise, March 27, 2011

Author Robert Martello, Ph.D.

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Community Room, Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public
Refreshments

Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library

Paul Revere aspired to become a successful entrepreneur in the young Republic. The talented silversmith developed innovations in metal processing, but was disappointed in efforts to secure loans and contracts necessary to expand his business.

In his book Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise, Robert Martello, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Technology at Olin College, delves into social and other factors that explain obstacles to this prominent American's business plan and his rejection as candidate for director of the U.S. Mint.

Needham's own connection to Revere is the bronze bell that he cast for the First Parish church at its original location near Central Avenue.

Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn will be available for purchase and autograph.

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