Gift ideas for my nephew, history lover

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  1. Bella2010

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    Hi All,

    He's 14. He's on the academic team and always goes in social studies and/or history. His b-day is in December also, so gift buying is a real pain, lol. I bought a book about the Civil War that has chapters on each state, battles, etc. I'll use this for his b-day.

    Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? I'd like to keep it around $50ish.

    Beth
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    There could be some "history" subsciption websites out there. I would look into that since it might be more interactive than a book about history. Also, could he be insterested in a subscription to Ancestry.com or something like that if you think he'd like learning about family history?
     
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    For family history, familysearch.org is just as good as ancestry.com. They use the exact same databases, ancestry just gets the things quicker than familysearch.

    What periods of history or topics in history might he be interested in? I could recommend some books that i've read in some of my college courses, depending on interest (Some of the witchcraft ones were great).
     
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    Has he got a good historical atlas?
     
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    How about the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly? I loved it!
     
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    That double whammy of Christmas and Birthday is bad. My GD was born on Christmas day and we suffer every year.

    Back to your 14 year old--how about tickets for museums? I live at the end of the Oregon Trail, with great displays. Or a war museum?
     
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    My history loving sons loves DVDs or things that are sold by the History Channel.
     
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    A subscription to the Smithsonian?

    I too was going to suggest a ticket to a museum. I just checked The Henry Ford Museum, they have a vacation package. http://thehenryford.orgMaybe other places have something similar if it's not a close destination? I see too that they have a digital magazine.
     
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    These were my thoughts as well. Bill O'Reilly also wrote a book about 'Killing Kennedy' that you could get as a set with the Lincoln book.
     
  11. Bella2010

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    All great ideas! Thanks so much, everyone. :)
     
  12. Major

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    This was a good read.......
     
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    I enjoyed reading Killing Kennedy (as well as Killing Lincoln).
     
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    There are so many good Civil War books ...... One of my favorites is Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson. :)
     
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    I liked the Lincoln book more than the Kennedy, though I loved both books.
     

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