Saturday, January 15, 2011

What I think about...The Portable Patriot

I recieved this book from the BookSneeze program at Thomas Nelson a LONG time ago!  (Back before we were thinking about snow!).  I kept meaning to post my review but life got in the way!  So here it is now...better late than never right!

Here is the book description from the website:

An accessible and unique collection of foundational American documents, speeches, and sermons that shed light on where we came from and where we might go.
The American soul was forged in the smithy of the spoken word and printed page. Our reliance on the word goes back to the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. It continues through the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. It emerges in the political struggles of the Revolution and the ratification arguments of our national charter. Americans needn't turn to biased media to find our national identity. It's already written richly into our history. The Portable Patriot makes the choicest and most valuable selections accessible again.

So here's what I think...This is such a great collection of pieces about our history.  There was so much I learned just skimming through it.  I wouldn't say this is a book that you would necessarily want to sit down and read cover to cover (unless you are a huge history buff) but it certainly is fun to pick it up once in a while and read a piece.  I could even see this being used for homeschoolers as extra reading during history lessons.  If you are looking for a book with a lot of rich history of our country you should check this one out!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255  : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


JJ and EJ said...

Hello EE!! I've missed you! Love the blog design!