Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The American Patriot's Almanac

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Book Review - The American Patriot's Almanac

About the Book

365 reasons to love America!

The fife and drum of history mark the time of each passing day. And within their cadence, personalities, conflicts, discoveries, ideas, and nations peal and fade. American history is no different. From the starving time of Jamestown during the Winter of 1609, through the bloody argument of the Civil War, and to today, the United States is a tale best told one day at a time.

Best-selling author and educator Dr. William J. Bennett is a master of the story that is the United States. And in The American Patriot's Almanac, Bennett distills the American drama into three hundred sixty-five entries-one for each day of the year. Fascinating in its detail and singular in its grasp of the big themes, Bennett's Almanac will make anyone a fan of history, assembling even some of the most obscure details. Even better, it will make of everyone a patriot.

This revised edition includes:
  • A new Preface and updated facts and figures
  • Updates to the American History Parade lists and daily readings
  • New special  sections on "Faith and the Founders;" "State Facts and Symbols," with fascinating trivia; and "Fifty American Quotes," containing great quotes about the American spirit.

My Take on the Book

This was a book that was very impressive. It is beautifully bound and the pages are intentionally given a rustic feel.  Inside is a treasury of information that I was not aware of in the past and I was very excited about reading after I had read the book.

What I loved about the book was that it was full of historical events that any history lover would enjoy. Each page represents a different day with facts and events from history shared on each day. It also contains information on the constitution, declaration of independence, flags of history, the Gettysburg address and other important historical documents.  The book provides a wealth of knowledge and shares so much with the reader. The book draws you in and keeps you reading day after day and you will find yourself transfixed by everything that you read.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is a history buff.  It is both inspiring and patriotic and through the stories within you will come to a much greater appreciation and pride for the country that we call home.

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