New Book “No Brighter Dawn,” About the Minutemen, Paul Revere, and Their Puritan Values Now Available at

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“No Brighter Dawn” gives fascinating details about the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775, which began the American Revolutionary War. The book reveals previously untold Puritan values of the Minutemen, Paul Revere and other patriots. The author then applies these values to life today.

With exciting and careful detail,the book relates in a new light Paul Revere's Midnight Ride and the minutemen's courageous stand against the British attack.

The newly-published book “No Brighter Dawn,” authored by retired attorney Vincent De Young, relives the true story of “America’s Sunrise,” April 19, 1775, the first day of the American Revolutionary War. It also was on that historic date that Paul Revere warned the minutemen in Lexington, Massachusetts about the coming British assault. The book is now available at Amazon and makes a great Christmas gift.

The Battle of Lexington occurred at sunrise April 19, 1775 when a large force of British Regulars on a march from Boston to Concord, Massachusetts confronted a small group of militia (minutemen) on the Lexington green. The Lexington militia (who had been alerted by Paul Revere and others) included elderly men, teenage boys and even an African-American slave. The American Revolutionary War started when the British attacked the minutemen, led by Captain John Parker, who were in the open and faced toward the aggressive British infantry.

With exciting and careful detail, the book relates in a new light Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and the minutemen’s courageous stand against the British attack. This includes the author’s surprising answer to the question, “Who fired the first shot of the Revolutionary War?”

The book explains the motivation and core Christian values of the minutemen and the patriots of that day. The long-hidden secret of their inspiration and courage, based on their Puritan heritage, is revealed. The author also applies minutemen virtues and values for our lives today.

The book is especially valuable for young people who are searching for worthy and lasting values. It should also appeal to all who want a deeper appreciation of the timeless moral principles that started America’s quest for freedom.

The author attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and holds a JD from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Memphis. A 2010 vacation to New England inspired the illustrated book, which is based on original sources, including eyewitness records, and historical accounts. The book has a full bibliography.

For more information, see the Amazon listing for ‘No Brighter Dawn’ including Amazon’s author page. The book is also available at

Amazon Paperback: $16.99
172 pages        
Kindle: $8.99                            
Hardcover: $29.99

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