7 Books That Will Make Great Father’s Day Gifts

June 8, 2016 5:00 AM

He taught you to ride a bike, throw a baseball, and change the oil in your car. Now, it’s time to thank him for all his years of love and guidance. This Father’s Day, whether your dad is a fan of thrillers, sports, or history, these books from our sister company, Simon & Schuster, are sure to show just how much he means to you!

Shoe Dog
By Phil Knight

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For the father who loves everything Nike. In this candid and riveting memoir, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic brands.

End of Watch
By Stephen King

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For the dad who can’t get enough of horror movies. This gripping conclusion to Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy may be the perfect gift. As the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, Bill Hodges and Holly Bigney must figure out a way to stop him before they become victims themselves.

The Wright Brothers
By David McCullough

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For the aviation aficionado. This #1 New York Times bestseller tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story of the courageous Wright brothers who taught the world to fly, complete with photo inserts of Wilbur and Orville’s family to their inspiring first flight.

A Self-Made Man
By Sidney Blumenthal

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For the history buff. The first in a multi-volume biography, A Self-Made Man presents Lincoln as a political genius, tracing his life from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction.

The Gene
By Siddhartha Mukherjee

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For the dad who loves history and science. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee’s latest work is a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?

Avenue of Mysteries
By John Irving

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For the father looking for great new fiction. This absorbing novel follows Juan Diego as he grows up in Mexico with his sister, Lupe, who has the ability to see the past and future. As an adult, Juan takes a trip to the Philippines in order to honor a promise made long ago. There, he sees his past in Mexico collide with his future.

An Honorable Man
By Paul Vidich

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For the fan of spy thrillers. An Honorable Man is a chilling tale of espionage set in 1950s Washington, D.C. As McCarthyism rages in the nation’s capital and Stalin’s death leaves a power vacuum in the Soviet Union, the CIA hunts for a double agent in their midst.