Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Interrupt This Broadcast

Title: We Interrupt This Broadcast (10th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Joe Garner
Pages: 194
Yearly Count: 79

This is a composite of our history, the history that made us who we are as a nation, and globally as well (however the focus is certainly American news). We Interrupt This Broadcast is an amazing journey through our past and all the events that have shaped us into what we are today. Each historical event, for which was heard, "We interrupt this broadcast, for a special bulletin...", from 1937 to 2007, is included in this beautiful book. You can search through to find a specific even that you would like more information on, and then each is marked where you would go on one of the three audio CDs (included) to hear the narration by Bill Kurtis, as well as actual broadcasts. It is a stunning representation of the events that have made us who we are, the United States of America.

Listening, reading and seeing pictures for each event caters to so many senses. Thus giving the reader the feeling of glancing through the past, while hearing it, almost witnessing the pain, the joy the grief or the shame, as if there. Bill Kurtis' voice narrates in between actual footage from reporters and newscasters of the events that changed history.

I love each aspect of, We Interrupt This Broadcast, and will certainly keep it for my kiddos, for homeschooling, as it contains a wealth of history that we all need to know. If we are to learn from our past mistakes and victories as a nation, we have to remember them. If we do not want to commit the same mistakes twice, we need to heed the advice experience gives us, thus providing a future which learns from the past.

The newest events include:
America Under Attack (September, 11, 2001
Operation Iraqi Freedom (March, 19th 2003)
Hurricane Katrina (August, 29th, 2005)
The Virginia Tech Massacre (April, 16th, 2007)

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Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love History too :) and I recently bought books on India's famous Mughal empire :)

Bit by bit maybe I will also be able to fill me in with the things I need to know :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful concept, but I didn't think I could re-live the shootings at Tech.

Anonymous said...

17K! Awesome ... good going girl!

Literary Feline said...

This does sound like a good one! I'll have to look for it while I'm out today.

Corinne said...

I'm glad you liked it!! I want to keep it for my kids too :)