A Bit(e) of History for Morning Time

Bites of history just perfect for morning time

A couple of years ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Solomon Schmidt and getting to hear him talk about history. He was a very good speaker. And, he was a teen. Yep, he was a teen speaker at a convention we attended and the girls really enjoyed listening to him. They enjoyed hearing him talk with such a passion about history that they talked me into buying a set of his books: History Bites.

History Bites by Solomon Schmidt are books that give you a bite of history, a small tidbit that you can enjoy without getting too much. Just enough to maybe pique your interest or fill in a bit on someone you didn’t know. Most of the biographical sketches in his books are 4 pages long.

First page includes the person’s name, their birth and death information, any marriage information, and information on any children. Next you get 2-3 pages of biography highlights and maybe a picture or two. The biography tends to end with a fun fact. That’s it.


These are quick five minute reads that just might be the perfect addition to your morning basket or routine. We used them for a year and thoroughly enjoyed the short history moment each day. There are four main books, set up for this five minute read,  to choose from: In/Famous People Volume I, In/Famous People Volume II, US History Bites, and US Presidential History Bites.

The fifth and sixth books are individual people biographies. The fifth book is about J.R.R. Tolkien and is set up more like a regular biography. There are 14 chapters in the short 67 page book. It was an interesting read. It does appear it was been updated since I bought my copy. The CS Lewis book is 90 pages long according to his website. I have not read it as it was published after we bought the others.

So, if you are looking for a simple bit of history to add, History Bites by Solomon Schmidt might work well for you. He has a website, YouTube channel, and his books are available through Amazon.

Lori, At Home.


2 thoughts on “A Bit(e) of History for Morning Time

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) August 17, 2020 at 11:12 pm Reply

    what a great way to do a touch of history. you could probably do this with a variety of subjects eh?

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