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  • Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, holding a booklet depicting Paul Revere, speaks Thursday with reporters as she tours Boston's North End. (Associated Press)

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of 100 luminaries who submitted essays for the book, chose to highlight "Johnny Tremain," a children's story by Esther Forbes about Paul Revere and a daring teenager messenger he said he read a hundred times growing up.

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  • According to an undated letter posted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Revere later wrote of the need to keep his activities secret - though he also told British soldiers who intercepted him on his way from Lexington to Concord that "there would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the country all the way up," he wrote.

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