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Online Book Reviews by Mike Ramey


There is just something special about starting a brand new day.

Many spend their early, waking hours involved in serious prayer, devotions, and Bible study.  An added tool recommended to follow those first moments in the study–a daily briefing on American history.  One such book worthy of addition and examination in the beginning of the day is “American Minute:  Notable Events of American Significance Remembered on the Date they Occurred” by William J. Federer (2003, 2012, 415 pages, AmeriSearch, Inc.)

Federer, best known for his “Faith In History” TV series, packs a lot of research and insight into the day-by-day events which have shaped the history and culture of our land.  “American Minute” literally provides a concise, one page summary and story line of the important events of a particular date, along with some detailed background.  Federer’s book kind of reminds the reader of the late Paul Harvey’s daily radio broadcast (and later book) “The Rest of the Story”.  This work is JUST as surprising and detailed!

“American Minute” has more than 40 pages of End Notes, a carefully arranged Contents section, and an examination of the daily historical events that will stand out for any reader.  Those who are interested in speeches and reports will be glad for these detailed features, as you will be able to carefully ‘match up’ the individual, the quotes and the historical references to the day.  The student, public speaker, pastor and college professor will all have a ball searching through the covers of this work.

“American Minute:  Notable Events of American Significance Remembered on the Date they Occurred” by William J. Federer is available through your favorite, on line electronic book connection, or may be obtained through AmeriSearch, Inc. at the website.  History is NOT dull the way in which Federer presents it!

Mike Ramey is a Minister, Reviewer and Syndicated Columnist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He brings current and lesser-known titles to light to re-kindle a love for reading and thinking in a sea of modern technology.  Feel free to reach him via email at  © 2018, 2019 Barnstorm Communications.

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