Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Highly Recommended History books

If you only own three books, besides your Bible, they should be "The Real George Washington", "The Real Thomas Jefferson" and "The Real Benjamin Franklin"! We have been reading "The Real George Washington" as a family, every night. Wow! It is amazing how much we don't know about these men who shaped our country.
Did you know that the "father of our country" never had any children of his own? But he had two step children (Martha's young son and daughter).
Did you know that Washington was fond of dancing? That he had a love for fox hunting and kept a number of dogs and horses?
That Washington lost his father at age 11 and his half brother at age 20? And nearly joined the British army at 15?
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826?
I have so enjoyed reading from them and look forward to reading them every night! I highly recommended them to everyone! We all need to know about our forefathers, their lives, their words, the troubles they faced and wars they fought and how they handled them all. To teach our children history and about their country, we first need to educate oursleves! What better way then these great men's stories? Also there has been a lot of things dear husband and I have noticed that are so similar to what we are facing here today! Educate yourself and enjoy it at the same time! Children will enjoy hearing the stories too!!
You can find these books on Amazon.


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