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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?
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[User Picture]From: boplenty
2012-12-09 04:41 am (UTC)

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Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Krugman
[User Picture]From: schexyschteve
2012-12-09 04:45 am (UTC)

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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
[User Picture]From: greeneyedsadie
2012-12-09 04:48 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: lisasimpsonfan
2012-12-09 05:33 am (UTC)

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This! Almost anything by David McCullough is good.
[User Picture]From: lupinlover
2012-12-09 08:10 am (UTC)

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Yes! This is one of my favorite books.
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-12-09 04:51 am (UTC)

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Ronald Reagan memoir?
[User Picture]From: oohscranton
2012-12-09 04:54 am (UTC)

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what's a giving tree? i've never seen one.
[User Picture]From: idemandjustice
2012-12-09 05:27 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: firerosearien
2012-12-09 07:44 am (UTC)

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This is such an awesome idea.
[User Picture]From: monotonousglory
2012-12-09 10:16 am (UTC)

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i wish ours worked this way!!! i just bought things at random for a giving tree they don't give requests :/
[User Picture]From: lierre
2012-12-09 11:54 am (UTC)

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aww I wish we had that here, so many people in need and not many ways to just do something nice for them.
[User Picture]From: melontree
2012-12-09 04:49 pm (UTC)

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I wish they had these where I live. Fantastic idea, I would definitely do it.
[User Picture]From: idemandjustice
2012-12-09 05:26 am (UTC)

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Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz was really good.
[User Picture]From: hipslikehell
2012-12-09 05:26 am (UTC)

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i have no suggestions but oh crap i want to give gifts to a 94 year old man!
[User Picture]From: chaostrophy
2012-12-09 07:21 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: mandab123
2012-12-09 11:49 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: piperki
2012-12-09 03:45 pm (UTC)

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I'm with you. I don't think he's looking for a political book.
[User Picture]From: jaelle_n_gilla
2012-12-09 02:50 pm (UTC)

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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.org

http://www.americanrocker.org/


Edited at 2012-12-09 02:52 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: melontree
2012-12-09 04:31 pm (UTC)

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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.