History Readers-What are you reading in November?
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All 3 books are discussed on YouTube interviews with Dr. Fischer. I had the honor of interviewing him at Brandeis University on May 22.
To access the video interview, use the search term-
Dobbs Ferry Historical Society.
Until I read Paul Revere's Ride, I never properly appreciated that the New England Minutemen saw themselves not as revolutionaries, fighting for new rights, but rather as defenders of their old, inherited folk rights, their self-government, which-- as Dr Fischer explains-- had been a basic condition of their lives for 6 generations.
Richard Borkow, M.D.
Village Historian of Dobbs Ferry
The book continues on with the story of how Servetus's works were kept from being lost forever and discusses the resurgence of his writings today.
While it's an older (2002) "pop-history" book meant for the general reading audience, I've found it interesting and educational so far. It seemed fitting, and slightly ironic, to read the book this year, the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birthday.