Are you ready to appear on Jeopardy? Do you want to brush up on your history facts? Does your know-it-all brother-in-law spout out all sorts of useless facts when he visits? If you answer yes to any of the preceding, check out The Intellectual Devotional American History
Revive your Mind, Complete your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation’s Past by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim.
Kidder and Oppenheim collected historical facts in categories including Politics & Leadership, War & Peace, Rights & Reform, Business, Art, and Literature and brought them together in a book with an entry for every day of the year. The one page entries can be read and digested quickly. Additional facts at the bottom of each page will also increase your historical trivia knowledge.
This is a great book to pick up when you have a few moments, or place on your bedside table and read before you go to sleep. The delightfully eclectic selections will educate you on such random topics as New York City subways, Langston Hughes, The Honeymooners tv show or the Panic of 1837.
If you find this book as engaging as I did, you’ll want to look for the other entries in this series including:
Who knows, you may learn something that might even amaze that annoying relative of yours.