5 Books To Give Dad For Father’s Day Gifts

June 15, 2015 7:00 AM

Dads can be tough to shop for. But don’t let the pressure of finding the perfect Father’s Day gift fill you with dread. Whether he’s into baseball, history or humor, our sister company Simon & Schuster has a book that your dad will love.

The Wright Brothers
By David McCullough

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Master historian and two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough tells the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story in this thrilling new book. Drawing on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence, this is the perfect gift for the history buff.

Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty
By Charles Leerhsen

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A fascinating and authoritative biography of the most controversial player in baseball history. Despite retiring in 1928, Ty Cobb still holds the record for the highest lifetime batting average. However, he is more remembered for his fighting than his accomplishments on the field. Charles Leerhsen pushes aside the myths to re-trace Cobb’s journey from the shy son of a professor and state senator to America’s first sports celebrity.

Once Upon a Time in Russia:
The Rise of the Oligarchs – A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

By Ben Mezrich

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The untold true story of the obscenely wealthy Russian oligarchs who rode the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet Union, Once Upon a Time in Russia depicts the “Godfather of the Kremlin,” a former mathematician who built one of Russia’s largest oil fortunes. Exclusively sourced and written with the heart-stopping pacing of a thriller, this epic drama of rivalry and betrayal captures the story of our age.

Molina: The Story of a the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty
By Bengie Molina

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The inspiring true story of the poor Puerto Rican factory worker who raised the greatest baseball dynasty of all time. His three sons have each earned two World Series rings, and here his story is told by one of them. Written with the emotional power of Friday Night Lights, Molina is a love story between a formidable but flawed father and a son who, in unearthing answers about his father’s life, comes to understand his own.

The Sniper and the Wolf
By Scott McEwan with Thomas Koloniar

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A heart-pounding military, The Sniper and the Wolf is the perfect gift for the American Sniper fan. This action-packed and battle-filled adventure takes readers along for a white-knuckle ride across Europe as American hero and SEAL Team sniper Gil Shannon joins up with an unlikely ally—a deadly Russian special operative—in order to stop a terrorist plot. It will keep your dad on the edge of his seat until the final page.

Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
By Matthew Diffee

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For almost fifteen years, Matthew Diffee’s uniquely funny cartoons have gussied up the pages of The New Yorker, winning him countless friends, big shot friends, and a pile of hilarious material he’s never used. If your dad is a fan of Bob Mankoff or Roz Chast, this hysterical mix of cartoons, visual riffs, and knee-slapping one liners will have him laughing his socks off.