by David McCullough
What more do I need to say? It's David McCullough, it's the Revolutionary War. It contains facsimiles of records, maps, and loads of photographs.
by Chuck Wills
While this is a very fine biography of our 16th President, it doesn't stop there. This book includes facsimiles of Lincoln's marriage license, patent application, and various letters. It also includes maps and very rare photographs... an excellent gift for the history buff in your life.
edited by Michael Waldman, narrated by George Stephanopoulos
My friend owns this and has allowed me the privilege of borrowing it. And what a privilege it was. This wonderful set is a must-have for any history buff. To listen to George Stephanopoulos read the Gettysburg Address brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful gift.
by Mark Lemon, foreword by Craig R. Covner
One of the most historic, and misunderstood, of America's icons, this book examines how it's changed (dramatically) over the years, starting almost immediately after the famous battle.
by Steve Wiegand, Erik Sass
If you are a fan of Mental Floss magazine or their wonderful blog, you must have this fun look at history.
introduction by Bill Keller
Get ready to spend hours of fun, educational time with this 456-page tome. I was leafing through it in the store, and didn't want to go. Time just disappeared.
by Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward
This is the companion book to Ken Burns' PBS series. The photographs are incredible.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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