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Publisher's Summary

Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national best-seller The Intellectual Devotional, offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment, drew a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of knowledge. In this follow-up volume, 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.
©2007 TID Volumes, LLC (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By JBA on 12-02-11

Best Of Audible! Great for errand listening!

I cannot say enough good things about the Audiobooks in the Intellectual Devotional Series including this one: American History. Mr. Woodman & Ms. Litchfield share the narration duties alternating each lesson. This is not annoying (as i thought it might be) but rather keeps the book from being monotone and tune-out-able. I also must note that I really love both Woodman & Litchfield and seeing their names on other audiobooks influences my buying decision.

Narration dispensed with the Devotional is a collection of 3-7 minute lessons on American History designed for listening to 1 lesson per day with each day having its own theme (e.g. Saturday - Arts, Monday - Politics & Leadership). I cannot tell you how many times a topic will come up that I thought I knew about and 7 minutes later I'm gobsmacked to find I was either wrong or only knew a micron of the story. I listen to more than one per day but what is great about the way they break it up is this: it makes it the 100% BEST AUDIOBOOK AROUND to listen to whilst running errands! No waiting in your car to find a natural pause point.

WELL WORTH IT! My only complaint - there aren't any new ones! I wish they would come out with more...I've tried other similar series (don't know much about... etc) and they pale in comparison!

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