Feb 242011

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”
Robert Heinlein

That’s a big problem with America today. If we would only study our history, really study it, then we would be able to avoid making the mistakes of the past. Unfortunately, for many Americans, studying history is too much work for our fast-paced, entertainment-driven lifestyles.

Enter The American Patriot’s Almanac, a collection of daily readings on American history. Each day you can spend five minutes learning the history of that day, stretching back through our past.

Today for example, February 24 – on this day, in 1803, the Supreme Court affirmed its power as the final interpreter of constitutional issues. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson becomes the first president to be impeached, and in 1871, the South finally gains full representation in the congress, for the first time since the Civil War.

This is only a sample of what each day of the Patriot’s Almanac contains, and the book is not limited to the daily readings. It also includes things like:

  • Twelve great reasons to love a great country
  • The history of the stars and stripes
  • Flag etiquette: Guidelines for displaying and handling the U.S. flag
  • The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, historical speeches, and much more

The American Patriot’s Almanac is a must-read, both informative and entertaining. It delivers bite-sized pieces of important historical data in an engaging fashion. I highly recommend it.


I received this product free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program; I was not compensated in any other way for this review. This review has not been approved or edited by anyone.
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  2 Responses to “Book Review: The American Patriot’s Almanac”

  1. Hey there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  2. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

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