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The Best Gifts to Give to the History Buff in Your Life

Civil War-era toys and a National Book Award winning title make our list of gift ideas for your favorite historian

The Things They Carried

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Can't get enough of "Breaking Bad?" I know the feeling. I can't get enough of Tim O'Brien novels. But this holiday season is going to be special. "Breaking Bad"'s own Walter White (Bryan Cranston) lends his distinct voice to O'Brien's classic Vietnam book, The Things They Carried. If you haven't read this spellbinding book, let Walter White read it to you in this audible audio edition.

The Things They Carried, as read by Bryan Cranston

Suggested by Gilbert King, contributing writer

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