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Great History Gifts

 

History's Great Untold Stories
History's Great Untold Stories
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

This eye-catching volume combines vivid first-hand accounts of pivotal events in history with authoritative commentary. Revealing startling links among events and people separated by centuries and continents, the epic struggles and bombastic personalities have been carefully chosen for their power to challenge some of the fiercest debates of our time.


$24.00
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.


$40.00
Great Empires
Great Empires
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Experience what life was like when pharaohs erected the majestic pyramids; when Hannibal commanded Carthage's 40,000 troops; when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor; and when the drive to conquer defined the destiny of leaders and the lives of ordinary people. Much of human history is destined to be forgotten—but thousands of years have not erased the epic stories of the great empires of the world. Great Empires sweeps through the ages, uncovering the secrets of dynasties from the dawn of human civilization to the 20th century and tracing the path of power around the globe and across the centuries. Each chapter delves into the times, places, and historical forces that gave rise to legendary warriors, charismatic kings, and lasting dynasties.


$40.00
An Uncommon History of Common Things
An Uncommon History of Common Things
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Science and Space

Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history.


$40.00
The Biblical World
The Biblical World
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history.


$40.00
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

Its name means ''city of peace.'' But as a focal point of three major world religions, and home to some of those faiths' holiest sites, Jerusalem has witnessed 3,000 years of bloody conflict, intrigue and passion. National Geographic, with exclusive access, intimately explores locales held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims.


$24.95
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield has captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, the world's smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church.


$19.95
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard tackles one of the enduring mysteries of World War II—the role of a Japanese midget sub in the attack on Pearl Harbor. As he heads out to locate the sub's wreckage, Ballard is intrigued by the possibilities. Was the submarine Pearl Harbor's first casualty? Could it have escaped the U.S. destroyer that fired upon it? And, perhaps most critical, why didn't the sub's presence tip American forces to the approaching attack?

Ballard's quest is only part of the story. Survivors' accounts describe the attack in gripping, horrifying detail, and commentary by esteemed historian Stephen Ambrose sets Pearl Harbor into its historical context. Footage from a remotely operated submersible yields unprecedented glimpses of the U.S.S. Arizona, the downed battleship that still rests in the murky waters of Pearl Harbor.


$24.95
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of Alaska. One of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the nation, these officers often travel hundreds of miles in piercing subzero temperatures, where any person they encounter could be armed.


$27.95
In the Footsteps of Jesus
In the Footsteps of Jesus
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into the story of Jesus' life by following his path through the Holy Land on richly detailed maps and bringing each pivotal place to life through the latest archaeological and historical discoveries. Breathtaking photography and unique period artifacts complement fascinating text and specially created maps by National Geographic cartographers.


$40.00
Atlas of the Civil War
Atlas of the Civil War
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America's most violent and pivotal clash of arms.


$40.00
Birth of Civilization DVD
Birth of Civilization DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

The Earth has witnessed the birth, growth and disappearance of numerous species. But one species, Homo sapiens, set off to conquer the world. Man hunted and domesticated animals, built cities, developed complex civilizations, and also created war in his quest to dominate throughout time.


$24.95
Framed Signed National Geographic Afghan Girl Poster
Framed Signed National Geographic Afghan Girl Poster
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Photography/Posters

Photographer Steve McCurry's 1984 portrait of an Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes is arguably the most famous image ever published by National Geographic. She remained anonymous until 2002 when McCurry returned to Afghanistan and, employing old-fashioned detective work as well as the FBI's cutting edge facial recoginition technology, was able to identify her as Sharbat Gula—17 years older but with the same haunting eyes.


$149.00
The Dinosaur Museum
The Dinosaur Museum
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Young, eager paleontologists wanted. Apply within. We need your expertise, so step inside The Dinosaur Museum, the book where kids get to act like paleontologists. Kids get a behind-the-scenes, interactive peek at a natural history museum in a room-by-room tour of the most fun-packed museum you can imagine.


$19.95
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