Tuesday, November 15, 2011

DECEMBER 1941 (31 Days That Changed America And Saved the World) by CRAIG SHIRLEY

In school I was that girl who soaked up history class. Still today I am a lover of history. We can't move forward without acknowledging the past. When I requested the book, December 1941, who knew I would fall in love with history all over again.

This book is simply amazing. Wow, doesn't even give it all it's due. I can honestly say, this is the best history book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Every classroom should have this book for the students. History books are often jam packed with information, but forgive me for saying, they are as boring as can be. This book is remarkable for the fact that it is like you are on a ride through the whole month of December during WWII. We not only see the day of December 7 that we all know so well, but we go back to the days before it.

Craig Shirley and his research assistant, Andrew Shirley, worked tirelessly to bring us a book we can all understand. It isn't written over your head like many history books that leave you pondering over the words just read. I mean, it's like you have a front row seat to the history that has made us who we are today as a nation.

Shirley takes all the information he read from newspaper articles and headlines and places it all together, day by day. This book is absolutely terrific in every way. We not only see the war happening, but we see what the people were feeling, what our government was doing and what was taking place all over the world.

If you love history, you are going to fully enjoy this book. Just in time for Christmas, this would make a great gift for that history buff you know. This truly is a gem to read. This is one of those books you can never read enough and one you can go back to again and again.

So, if you ask me, this is one of the greatest reads of history ever penned.

This book was a gift from Thomas Nelson for it's review.


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