Five Thanksgiving Books

The Turkey: An American Story
For an historical perspective on the centerpiece of the feast, we recommend Andrew F. Smith's The Turkey: An American Story, which traces the bird's journey from its native North America to the tables of Europe and, finally, to its status as an American icon.Amazon

America has but one great, official feast each year, but there are plenty of books on the topic. Here are a few volumes, new and old, that we found invaluable as we put together this issue's Thanksgiving stories. Every one is well worth consulting as you plan your own holiday feast.