Do you like history? In William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb’s book The American Patriot’s Almanac, history fills the entire year. On each page you will find a new “on this day in history.” Every day has a story relevant to the date, along with other notable facts. For example, April 13th is the day Thomas Jefferson was born. After a story about Jefferson, quoting Franklin D. Roosevelt’s dedication of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington., D.C., the authors list four other facts that make the 13th of April unique. Three hundred sixty-five days and over two hundred years of history are packed into the pages of this book.Then, at the end of each month, the authors provide bonus material, like facts about various flags, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution.
Though not light reading, as a novel could be, the Almanac does not cram too much information onto each page. Taken one entry at a time, this book is an excellent resource in the home, school, or any place where you want to learn more about the history of America. The Almanac is an historical resource, not only for those who love history, but for anyone who wants to learn more about America. I highly recommend it as a great source of inspiration and information.