The American Patriot's Almanac is a treasure trove of interesting facts and stories relating to America's past and present. Ranging from government-related topics to pop culture, this book contains subjects to interest a wide range of readers. Like the United States, this book is comprised of many unique pieces that blend to make a unique whole. William Bennett and John Cribbs capture the essence of the country and the spirit that is uniquely American.
The American Patriot's Almanac is a beautifully designed hardcover book, reminiscent of an antique book with gilded lettering on the spine and rough-cut pages. The almanac is designed for daily reading, and the structure is easy to follow. Each chapter is a month, and a page is devoted to each date of the month, with a detailed description of an important or interesting event in American history that occurred on that particular date as well as a list of other events. Several pages at the end of each month or chapter delves into a variety of other topics. For example, the end of March discusses the "Fifty All-American Movies," while August ends with The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
I highly recommend The American Patriot's Almanac to readers who enjoy history or who are interested in learning American history. Although I generally read fiction novels, I have enjoyed perusing this almanac. I will not read this book straight through, but I am sure that I will reference and read it in the future. The selections that I have read have been informative and enlightening. It is refreshing to learn new things about America or to be reminded of certain events that shaped the country. This is definitely a book I will keep on my bookshelf for many years!
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