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Christmas Greetings from the Presidents Hardcover – September 27, 2016
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I like how there is historical background given to remind us of what was happening in the country during the time of each president and how his message would relate to that. Some of the messages apply no matter when they were given. I also loved President Reagan's message. His was one of the longer ones. He spoke about the spirit of solidarity and referred specifically to the struggles Poland was going through at that time. I was young when this happened and don't remember it so I found it interesting to read about.
This is the perfect book to keep on display during Christmas. It's high quality and easy to pick up and read a little bit at a time or just flip through to look at the wonderful illustrations. It's a great reminder that no matter how different we are, Christmas is a time to come together in love, faith, reflection and charity!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way
In 1941 , President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to the country within weeks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.This message is particularly poignant when President Roosevelt spoke of..."How can we meet and worship with love and with uplifted spirit and heart in a world at war, a world of fighting and suffering and death?" He went on to announce a day of prayer on January 1st 1942.It is a very beautiful speech.
I also enjoyed reading President John F. Kennedy's speech in 1962 two months after the Cuban Missile Crisis. He spoke of peace after, "A year of peril when the peace had been sorely threatened, but a year when peril was faced and when reason ruled."
Sadly it was the last Christmas he'd light the Christmas tree as he was assassinated the next November.
I really loved reading the address from President Ronald Reagan in 1981. It was a turbulent time in world politics as Communist Soviet Union, and the Polish Government itself was persecuting the Polish people and their Solidarity Movement. President Reagan addressed this issue and this speech was the beginning of the end for the Communist Bloc and the Soviet Union. It is a very powerful speech.
I truly enjoyed reading this book and the history that unfolds from these pages. The overall message from all of the presidents was to keep hope and faith alive in people's hearts despite what was going on in the world. Christmas Greetings From The Presidents will be a fine addition to anyones Christmas book collection or any historian's book collection.
Calvin Coolidge said: "Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things there will be born in us a Savior and over us all will shine a star -- sending its gleam of hope to the world."
There were many messages that brought tears to my eyes, especially considering what was going on in the world and in our country at the time. Wars, The Great Depression, hunger, The Cold War, assassinations. In some messages I could feel the weight of responsibility and the want of peace and hope. I enjoyed the pictures and the historical reminders of the what was happening during their presidency before each message.
Received a complimentary copy, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
This is a fun little book to look through, I'm sure I'll look at it every Christmas!