07 November 2010

The American Patriot's Alamanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

I just read the book "The American Patriot's Alamanac" by Willaim J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb and I would give it 5 stars for sure.  Coming from someone who isn't much of a history buff, I really enjoyed everything about it. There are a couple pages assigned to every day of the year about America so it's not too overwhelming for someone who doesn't know a lot about history. It's not like a high school history book in which you have to read 50 pages a day.   It has a daily reading for every day of the year, so this book would be awesome for families to share with their children. Especially middle school aged kids who are learning this material in school.  This is a great way to reinforce the material while still staying interesting and fun.  It has presidential trivia such as "Who was the youngest and oldest person to become president?" and also interesting stories such as "How ships of the Navy are named."  It really does have a piece of history for everyone to learn, even if they know a whole lot or next to nothing.

This book has EVERYTHING in it from "The History of the Stars and Stripes", "Fifty All-American Movies" (I plan on watching them all!), "Flag Etiquette", "How the Declaration of Independance was written and signed" to "State Flags, Facts, and Symbols".  I can't wait to read about them all.

The book is also well made, with rugged edged pages for a distressed/antique look and a nice hardcover for durability.  I plan on keeping this book until my children are old enough to learn from it! It truly is a gem.  I hope you all will purchase this book if you want to dive into our country's history in a very interesting way.

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1 comment:

  1. Are you my daughter? The one that hates history?
    Interesting...very interesting.