Saturday, December 18, 2010

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

The American Patriot's Almanac

by William J. Bennett
John T.E. Cribb

(photo taken from here.)

This is a wonderfully written resource giving us valuable facts about our country's past.

The core of this book has a page for every day of the year with interesting facts about that particular day in history.
Each day has a few paragraphs focusing on one particular year of that day and then at the bottom of the page there are 5-7 one-sentence facts from different years about that day.

Not only do you learn something new every day but there are some other gems inside this book.
For instance, at the beginning there is an essay about "The American Patriot" and what it means to be a Patriot.
The next section before the main part of the book is "Twelve Great Reasons To Love A Great Country." Some highlights of this are: "America really is the land of the free." and "This nation possesses an amazing capacity for self-renewal."

Then, at the back of the book there is a section on "State Flags, Facts, And Symbols."
I love these type of facts and think this section is great!

This book is perfect for anyone who is a history buff, is homeschooling their children, OR just wants to instill some valuable facts about our country into their children, or it's for anyone who loves our country and wants to learn more about where we came from and how we started.

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