I was blown away by this book. Each day is focused on a new fact about our great nation, and a bit of a summary about that fact. I can honestly say that I learned more about our country from reading one story about it a day than I did in a few years of U.S. History in high school. This Almanac is jam-packed with amazing bits and details that will mesmerize any reader who has a love for the United States of America.
I love the vast array of U.S. citizens that this book covers. I learned new things about our former presidents as well as lesser known citizens such as Mary Draper Ingles, a farm woman captured with her two young sons by the Shawnee Indians in 1755. Her courage and strength led her to escape the Shawnee and make an 800 mile track back to Tennessee where her bewildered husband was waiting for her.
Stories of courage and strength are what shaped every corner of our nation. These stories are inspirational and sincerely caused me to become a more patriotic citizen.
The book is meant to be read daily, and is broken up over the 365 days of the year. I found that reading several pages of the book at once was interesting, but made my head spin. There are so many details that it really should be read as it is meant to be read, one day at a time.
This would be an awesome book for anyone who has an interest in U.S. history, but I think it would be amazing to get this book for younger Americans from middle school age on up. The stories and content of this book will help you take a few steps back and gaze upon the men and women who have built our great nation.
And Dad. This is your Birthday present…a little late. I know you’ll love it!