Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America

The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett is a wonderful slice of history presented in a very unique way, almost in a "devotional" style. An excerpt of reading and learning every day. As my friend was looking it over, she mused that this would be a great book to read with children, to give them a greater appreciation of history and to spark discussions and I agree!

The book is well written, with a plethora of facts and interesting, colorful personalities. There are plenty of quotes and great sayings. Since it is organized in little daily doses of reading and the dates correspond to a date in history (like a famous event or birthday) it seems at time to be a little disjointed, at times I wanted to know more information, but that is not what this book is for. It is inspiring and enjoyable to learn more about history, and most of what I read was new to me, or at least with a few newly discovered facts. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to share it with my kids. This book is packed with information and is a delight to read.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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