Intellectual Devotional, American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Pastby David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim
Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotionaloffering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishmentdrew a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of knowledge. In The Intellectual Devotional: American/i>
Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotionaloffering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishmentdrew a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of knowledge. In The Intellectual Devotional: American History, authors David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim have turned to the rich legacy of American history for their selections. From Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin to Martin Luther King Jr., from the Federalist Papers to Watergate, the giant figures, cultural touchstones, and pivotal events in our national heritage provide a bountiful source of reflection and education that will refresh knowledge, revitalize the mind, and open new horizons of intellectual discovery.
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Meet the Author
David S. Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of technology and marketing expertise. Kidder and his companies have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company. Kidder is a graduate of Rochester Institute of
Technology and was a recipient of ID magazine's International Design Award. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, Johanna, and son.
Noah D. Oppenheim, a senior producer of NBC's Today show, has extensive experience in television and print journalism. He has produced and reported for Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, and the Weekly Standard. He resides in New York City.
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Great Idea which would be even better if People and Events, Etc., were placed in chronological order and if there was more diversity, perspectives which on-going included Native American, African American, Hispanic, and Asian American voices. Sure hope it is reissued!
This is a well organized, fascinating compilation of facts I've long forgotten. I've already ordered the first installment of this (what I hope will be a) series with high anticipation. I, like many readers, read several pages a day as it is hard to put down. I give this otherwise 5 star book 4 stars because of the ridiculously small font. A gem for any home library or nightstand.
This simply put is a fascinating and fun book. It's like a miniature index of intelligence. There are things in here that will interest you or perhaps intrigue you enough to buy his first book 'The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class'. I also highly recommend the book 'Understanding: Train of Thought', you won't be disappointed with any of these.
Focusing on American History, the Intellectual Devotional: American History, provides an interesting and thoughtful context to current events and is a great primer as we head into election season. A great follow-up to the first Intellectual Devotional!