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A Fathers Day Gift Guide

Few Fathers Day gifts will provide Dad the lasting benefit of a good book. Here are some of my recent favorite reads, in no particular order, for Dad’s reading pleasure this summer.

The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler’s U-boats, by William Geroux

The Mathews Men

The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball’s Lost Triumph, by Scott Ellsworth

The Secret Game

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, And the Fate of the American Revolution, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Valiant Ambition

For The Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey From Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr, by Duncan Hamilton

For the Glory

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry, by John Feinstein

THe Legends Club

1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History, by Jay Winik


The War That Forged A Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, by James McPherson

The War That Forged A Nation

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown

Boys in the Boat

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero, by Timothy Egan

The Immortal Irishman

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton

Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family’s Heroic Resistance in Nazi Occupied Paris, by Alex Kershaw

Avenue of Spies

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist, by Larry Alex Taunton

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens