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Set aside the golf balls and ties this year and get a gift your father will really love—a great book. Here are our recommendations for Father's Day, a collection of some of our new releases, award winners, and top-selling authors.

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A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO TRIBUNE SLATE.COM THE BOSTON GLOBE THE KANSAS CITY STAR THE PLAIN DEALER (CLEVELAND) THE...

"...A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO TRIBUNE SLATE.COM THE BOSTON GLOBE THE KANSAS CITY STAR THE PLAIN DEALER (CLEVELAND) THE.... A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE NEW YORK TIMES..."

David Finkel David Finkel

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A Voyage Long and Strange

On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America

W hat happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he...

"...of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly..."

Tony Horwitz Tony Horwitz

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the Long Run

A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness

It’s 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International...

"...father’s New York City marathon times, which inspired him to train for the 2009 New York City marathon..."

Jim Axelrod Jim Axelrod

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Breath

A Novel

Breath is a story of risk, of learning one's limits by challenging death. On the wild, lonely coast of Western Australia, two thrill-seeking teenage boys fall...

"...undamaged.. A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "Majestic . . . charged with physical danger, physical courage, and Winton's brand of rugged introspection."--The New York Review of Books "Plunge into this novel..."

Tim Winton Tim Winton

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Lush Life

A Novel

A National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Lush Life is a tale of two Lower East Sides: one a high-priced bohemia, the other a home to...

"...Chabon, The New York Review of Books "Richard Price knows how crime sounds and smells, and he knows..."

Richard Price Richard Price

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Time #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007 Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award Salon Book Awards...

"...how it all turns out."--The New York Times Book Review "Alan Weisman has produced, if not a Bible..."

Alan Weisman Alan Weisman

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Fordlandia

The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City

The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man...

"...Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award A New York Times Book Review Notable Book..."

Greg Grandin Greg Grandin

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The Hawk and the Dove

Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War

A brilliant and revealing biography of the two most important Americans during the Cold War era—written by the grandson of one of them Only two Americans held...

"...with fascinating revelations about the men and the harrowing events they steered through.” —The New York..."

Nicholas Thompson Nicholas Thompson

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Arctic Chill

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a...

"...In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a.... In this new extraordinary thriller..."

By Arnaldur Indridason, Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

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Dark Harbor

The War for the New York Waterfront

“They’d never kill a reporter....” On the morning of April 29, 1948, a West Side pier hiring boss was shot on his way to work. The murder reminded the New York...

".... The murder reminded the New York Sun’s city editor of a similar docks killing from the year before, and so..."

Nathan Ward Nathan Ward

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Travels in Siberia

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most...

"...tale.” —Joshua Hammer, The New York Times Book Review “Siberia provides Frazier the perfect canvas..."

Ian Frazier Ian Frazier

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Limitless

A Novel

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM RELATIVITY MEDIA A burnout at thirty-five, months behind on his book, low on cash, and something of a loser, Eddie Spinola...

"...readers up late—even without resorting to illegal and dangerous substances.”—The New York Times Book..."

Alan Glynn Alan Glynn

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Rawhide Down

The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of...

"...day. Now, drawing on exclusive new interviews and never-before-seen documents, photos, and videos..."

Del Quentin Wilber Del Quentin Wilber

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Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0

Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago...

"...A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago.... A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year..."

Thomas L. Friedman Thomas L. Friedman

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Cowboys Full

The Story of Poker

From James McManus, author of the bestselling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are...

"...with history, from the Civil War to the cold war, and with politics . . . The book also outlines the re..."

James McManus James McManus

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Lamentations of the Father

Essays

When The Atlantic Monthly celebrated its 150th anniversary by publishing excerpts from the best writing ever to appear in the magazine, in the category of the...

Ian Frazier Ian Frazier

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This I Believe

The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the...

"...the most traumatic moment in American history, the Great Depression of the 1930s. I remember seeing pots..."

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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The Naked and the Dead

50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and...

"...of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war."—San Francisco Chronicle "Best novel yet..."

Norman Mailer

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Better

A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

National Bestseller The struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But...

"...Gawande inspires all of us, doctor or not, to be better."--Pauline W. Chen, The New York Times Book..."

Atul Gawande Atul Gawande

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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in...

"..., A People’s History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America..."

By Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki and Paul Buhle

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In the Company of Soldiers

A Chronicle of Combat

"A beautifully written and memorable account of combat from the top down and bottom up as the 101st Airborne commanders and front-line grunts battle their way...

"...as one of the very rare war correspondents who are also fine military historians." —The New York Times Book Review For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began..."

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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Henry Holt and Co.

The Day of Battle

The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the second volume of his epic trilogy about the liberation of Europe in World War II, Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson tells...

"...American war in which a universal draft really worked, [and] men from every social class went to fight..."

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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An Army at Dawn

The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A splendid book... The emphasis throughout is on the human drama of men at war."—The Washington...

"...and 1943. That first year of the Allied war was a pivotal point in American history, the moment when..."

Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson

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The Right Stuff

From "America’s nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of...

"..." (The New York Times Book Review). "Technically accurate, learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic . . . The Right Stuff is superb."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the most romantic and thrilling books ever written about men who put themselves..."

Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe

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