Best Gifts for the History Buff Father in 2020

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Best Overall: Time Troopers at Amazon

"Dads and kids with an affection for history will enjoy playing this game together."

Best DVD: John Adams DVD at Amazon

"An absolutely engrossing story that will give your dad many hours of viewing pleasure."

Best Documentary: 10 Days That Changed America at Amazon

"Ten one-hour documentaries highlight ten days that each triggered change in America."

Best Tie: Founding Fathers Signature Ties at uncommongoods.com

"Your dad’s friends will admire and comment on his tie."

Best Presidents Book: Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage at Amazon

"Character is one of the best books I have read on Presidential history."

Best Magazine: American History Magazine at gifts.barnesandnoble.com

"American History magazine offers articles and insights into American history that will delight your dad during the year."

Best Speeches Book: My Fellow Americans at Amazon

"The book also includes an audio CD with dramatized and original audio of these classic Presidential speeches."

Best Game: Chrononauts at Amazon

"If you love history and role playing card games, then this is a must have."

Best Stories Book: History's Great Untold Stories at Amazon

"Your dad will find stories that fascinate the reader and that helped set the stage for many of history's most important events."

Best Socks: Socksmith Men's Dead Presidents Socks at Amazon

"Socks are all the rage right now, and these Dead Presidents Socks from Socksmith are pretty cool if your dad loves history and socks."

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Best Overall: Time Troopers

Time Troopers DVD Game
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A DVD based game from the History Channel will challenge children and adults alike. With different age level games, you can enjoy testing your American history trivia knowledge as well as learning more about history. Dads and kids with an affection for history will enjoy playing this game together.

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Best DVD: John Adams DVD

John Adams DVD Miniseries
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One of my favorite books chronicling early American history has been made into a miniseries masterpiece. John Adams shares the story of our second President and a man about whom too little has been written. And not only do you see history unfolding from Adams’ point of view in this DVD miniseries, you also see the development of other American patriots like Washington, Jefferson and Hamilton. An absolutely engrossing story that will give your dad many hours of viewing pleasure.

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Best Documentary: 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America
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Ten one-hour documentaries highlight ten days that each triggered change in America. These incredible and little known stories are compelling and will be of real interest to any history buff.

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Best Tie: Founding Fathers Signature Ties

Founding Fathers Signature Ties
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These neckties include the signatures of those signing the Declaration of Independence (blue) and the Constitution (red). Very attractive ties with real historical significance. I know lots of dads consider ties to be a pretty lame gift, but these ties are unique enough to make for a great gift if your dad likes history or politics.  Your dad’s friends will admire and comment on his tie.

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Best Presidents Book: Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage

Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
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Character is one of the best books I have read on Presidential history. Author and well-known journalist Chris Wallace shares the details of twenty experiences in courage by US Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush. This book is an engaging read that your dad will enjoy and remember as a great read and a gift that helped him see historical events as he hadn't seen them before.

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Best Magazine: Subscription to American History Magazine

American History Magazine
American History Magazine

Give the gift that gives all year long. American History magazine offers articles and insights into American history that will delight your dad during the year. From world events to sports and from politics to literature, American History will help dad learn about the forces and the figures that shaped the history of the United States with both scholarly and popular subjects.

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Best Speeches Book: My Fellow Americans

My Fellow Americans
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I have really enjoyed reading this book. Author Michael Waldman has compiled the most important Presidential speeches in American history into one volume. Washington's inaugurals, the Gettysburg address, FDR's fireside chat, Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Speech and Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech are all included. The book also includes an audio CD with dramatized and original audio of these classic Presidential speeches.

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Best Game: Chrononauts

Chrononauts Card Game
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This is a card game where playes travel through time, collect artifacts and can change the outcome of history. If you love history and role playing card games, then this is a must have. You and your dad will enjoy hours of entertainment and history, and every time you play is an entirely new game.

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Best Stories Book: History's Great Untold Stories

History's Great Untold Stories
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Another amazing book for the history buff dad is History's Great Untold Stories by Joseph Cummins.  From the roots of the launch of the Spanish Armada to the anti-slavery movement in Great Britain, your dad will find stories that fascinate the reader and that helped set the stage for many of history's most important events.  

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Best Socks: Socksmith Men's Dead Presidents Socks

Presidents Socks
Amazon.com

Socks are all the rage right now, and these Dead Presidents Socks from Socksmith are pretty cool if your dad loves history and socks. This particular design features the likeness of John F. Kennedy, though several other former presidents are available too. 

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