Monday, July 19, 2010

The Portable Patriot: Documents, Speeches, and Sermons That Compose the American Soul

The Portable Patriot is a collection of documents that highlight the development of the American Revolution. It contains materials revealing the deep personal nature of cause and how it developed in the face of opposition. It also contains important historical documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
There are so many documents that represent the thoughts and feelings of those on both side of the American Revolution that to compile all of them in one place would take many books. The Portable Patriot is a simple 265 pages. However, I was pleasantly surprised in what was contained in the small pocket sized book. The content did a good job of portraying the hearts and minds of those dedicated to the cause of liberty. It also helped to convey the immense time, energy and care that led to the decision to break away from England.
For someone wanting to learn all about the American Revolution I would highly recommend getting more in depth reviews and accounts. But if someone if wanting to have a nice quick reference on hand I think this book would have a good place in their library.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review.