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Sunday, May 31, 2009

December 8, 2008 - BOOK REVIEW: The American Patriot's Almanac

From the moment I laid eyes on this book, I fell in love with it.

From the "aged" look of the front cover to the beautiful ivory, rough edge pages, this book captured my interest from the very first page.

In the very beginning of this book, there are 3 pages devoted to The American Patriot, and what patriotism means. The first three pages are inspiring and spark a love and respect for all things "American".

The book is divided into chapters, January through December. For each day of the month there is a detailed historical event that corresponds with the date. At the bottom of each page, there are other historical events listed for that same date and each page is a wealth of information!

The information provided in this book not only includes history from the early beginnings of America, but current information as well. I was pleasantly surprised to see a page devoted to Pat Tillman, who was killed in the line of duty in 2004.

The writings are informative, easy to read and just enough information to be interesting yet not overwhelming. I plan to use this book as part of our American History curriculum next year.

Everyone who loves American history should have The American Patriot's Almanac in their library. And for those who aren't well versed on our history or may not have enjoyed the subject in school, I believe this book will change your perception as well.

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