Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Look at My Bookshelf: The American Patriot's Almanac

Probably the most famous "American" thing that ever happened on my birthday (March 19) was the first day of the invasion of Iraq (2003), although Uncle Tom's Cabin was also published on my birthday in 1852.

On my wedding anniversary (May 7), Germany surrendered to the Allied forces in France, bringing an end to World War II in Europe (1945). George Washington was traveling from Mount Vernon to Philadelphia to attend the Second Continental Congress in 1775.

Today, April 18, brought the most famous ride in American history. Paul Revere made his ride from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts on this day in 1775. April 18 is also the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, which killed 3,000 people.

Each page of The American Patriot’s Almanac, by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb corresponds to a day on the calendar, and contains fascinating and wonderful stories from our nation’s past. Now, more than ever, both we and our children must hear the fabled stories of America. I thoroughly enjoyed reading, and more clearly understanding, our nation’s history in a day-by-day format. I think you will, too, and that is why I gave the book five out of five stars.


Shannon said...

Aloha my friends,

In an effort to protect my cute little family from who knows what/who - I am asking all my dear friends to remove my Last name from their blog friend list. I've had some, not so desirable, people track me down by simply googling Shannon Kinghorn blog. I don't want to make my blog private - but I don't want to be that easy to find.

Thanks for your love and support - and helping keep my family safe!



Ashlan Hope said...


I know you don't know me...but I randomly typed in my boyfriends last name...and guess what?? Elder Jesmer popped up! I read your blog and I just thought that was really cool. Jason..."Elder Jesmer" is my boyfriends oldest brother. I can't wait to show this to him!!! If you like, you can email me at