The Season's Best Gift Books
The New York Times
456 pages; Black Dog & Leventhal
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Supreme Court ruling on desegregation, September 11—all the cataclysmic, world-changing events of the last century and a half read like tomorrow's news in The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages, 1851–2008. This satisfyingly hefty volume, with three accompanying DVD-ROMs, gives you access to 54,267 pages of pure undiluted history, reminding you of how the experience of reading the newspaper is at once public and intimate, of the enduring, essential, all-important power of the printed word.