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    Christmas Gift Ideas from the 19th Century

    December 15, 2017

    Christmas Gift Ideas from the 19th Century

    If you’re doing some Christmas shopping, consider these Christmas gift ideas from the 19th century. Books were popular 19th-century Christmas gifts. People especially liked the literary annuals, which were collections of essays, short fiction and poetry. The first English annual – Rudolph Ackermann’s Forget Me Not, A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1823 – was published in November 1822.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America

    What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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