Monday, December 01, 2008

Ideas for the Hard-to-buy-for Historian

I recently asked a random collection of historians, writers, and friends of this blog to suggest laudable works or projects in history that might make suitable gifts for the historian on your list. This will be a daily service of this blog until Christmas Eve.* Readers are invited to make their own suggestions, which I will save up and run through the month -- but only if they are signed.

Suggestion number one comes from teacher and artist John Grubber of Sudbury, currently working on a graphic novel about Samuel de Champlain:
Hands down, without a doubt, Champlain's Dream by David Haskett Fisher. It has it all - facts, theories, pictures, appendices, and more importantly, it's readable! Of course I am biased.

He's not alone. Champlain's Dream has been turning up on several Best of the Year lists.

Next suggestion tomorrow.

* Moore's rule of Christmas shopping: it's not last-minute until Christmas Eve, and even then really only in the afternoon.
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