||[Dec. 8th, 2012|08:39 pm]
This year I decided to pick a name off of the giving tree in my local mall. I picked a 94 year old man who wants a 'patriotic America book' that's all the information I got. Any recommendations?|
Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
I Am America and So Can You
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book) Teacher's Edition: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
This! Almost anything by David McCullough is good.
Yes! This is one of my favorite books.
what's a giving tree? i've never seen one.
Low income people write down their christmas wishes, and they put them on the tree so people can take one and buy them a gift. I used to do it when I had more money. I got some bedding for a teenage girl one year. Another year I got vitamins for a woman.
This is such an awesome idea.
i wish ours worked this way!!! i just bought things at random for a giving tree they don't give requests :/
aww I wish we had that here, so many people in need and not many ways to just do something nice for them.
I wish they had these where I live. Fantastic idea, I would definitely do it.
Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz was really good.
i have no suggestions but oh crap i want to give gifts to a 94 year old man!
You can check with your local human services department or assisted living facility to see if they have any programs like that. One place I worked had one in our lobby.
I'd suggest a coffee table book with lots of pictures- maybe something with scenes across America. Actual book print might be difficult to read.
I'm with you. I don't think he's looking for a political book.
Armed America by Kyle Cassidy. It's a photo book.
Um. Disclaimer - I am neither a fan of arms nor of patriotic Americans and the two of them combined outright scare me, but the books is well done and I'm sure the old guy would like it. And xmas giving is not about what *we* like but what the person likes who gets the gift.
A little less militant but still very downright American is the one about rocking chairs that Cassidy did.
ETA: Found links:
www.armedamerica.orghttp://www.americanrocker.org/Edited at 2012-12-09 02:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe something historical? Maybe WWII related?
My husband really likes those kind of documentaries, so he would probably like those books too.
I would search Amazon for something new that has good ratings.