10 Books For Every Type of Dad

We've collected a range of books to suit all kinds of dads. With options for sports enthusiasts, history buffs, music fans and more, these popular titles are a great way to say "I love you" on June 19. Take a look to find a book your dad will love!


For the Geeky Golfer

Walking with Jack: A Father's Journey to Become His Son's Caddie: A story of love and dedication, Walking with Jack chronicles Snyder's dream to caddie for his son Jack's pro golf tour debut. At nearly 60, Snyder left Maine for Scotland—the birthplace of golf—where he learned the game and earned his spot as a full-time caddie. His journey would finally coincide with Jack's own struggles in one of the PGA's toughest qualifying events.


For the Political Partisan

Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power: A deeply reported firsthand account of how Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have come to embody two competing visions for the role of the United States in the world—and what that means for the 2016 presidential election. New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler goes behind the speeches and press conferences to the Situation Room debates and picnic-table lunches, where Obama and Clinton honed their competing worldviews.


For the Thrill-Seeker

Ashley Bell: Who is Ashley Bell? From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes the must-read thriller of the year, perfect for readers of dark psychological suspense and modern classics of mystery and adventure. Brilliantly paced, with an exhilarating heroine and a twisting, ingenious storyline, Ashley Bell is a new milestone in literary suspense from the long-acclaimed master.


For the History Lover

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service: Few institutions are as loved, as loathed, and as historically important as the United States Postal Service, the subject of this landmark century-spanning social, political, and economic history. In Neither Snow Nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin's days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness. An exciting and engrossing read, Neither Snow Nor Rain is the first major history of the USPS in over 50 years.


For the Fitness Fanatic

How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle: The greatest athletic performances spring from the mind, not the body. Elite athletes have known this for decades and now science is learning why it's true. In his fascinating new book, How Bad Do You Want It?, coach Matt Fitzgerald examines more than a dozen pivotal races to discover the surprising ways elite athletes strengthen their mental toughness. Fitzgerald puts you into the pulse-pounding action of more than a dozen epic races from running, cycling, triathlon, XTERRA, and rowing with thrilling race reports and revealing post-race interviews with the elites. 


For the Music Fan

So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead's long, strange trip has been the subject of countless books—but none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle, along with previously unknown details gleaned from the group's extensive archives, David Browne, acclaimed music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, lends the Dead's epic story the vivid feel of a novel. He sheds new light on the band's beginnings, music, dynamics, and struggles since Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. 


For the Military Buff

After Hitler: The Last Ten Days of World War II in Europe: From the acclaimed author of The King's Mother and Bosworth 1485—a fascinating look at 10 days that changed the course of history. With the world at war, 10 days can feel like a lifetime. On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin. But victory over the Nazi regime was not celebrated in western Europe until May 8, and in Russia a day later, on the ninth. Why did a peace agreement take so much time? How did this brutal, protracted conflict coalesce into its unlikely endgame? After Hitler shines a light on 10 fascinating days after that infamous suicide that changed the course of the 20th century. 


For the Western Fan

Dry Bones: In the latest installment of Craig Johnson's New York Times bestselling Longmire series, Wyoming's beloved lawman takes on his coldest case yet. When Jen, the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sherriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum—until Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead, floating face down in a turtle pond. 


For the New Dad (of Teenagers)

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager: This is the book that made Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D., a bestselling author. Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? focuses on the legendary task all parents must face: raising teenagers. In this insightful and humorous audiobook, noted clinical psychologist Anthony Wolf digs into the mysteries of raising children aged 13 and up. 


For the Retired Dad

Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement: Get the most out of your retirement! If you're one of the millions of Americans without a pension plan, your retirement years might seem like a huge financial question mark. Pensionless, by U.S. News Senior Editor for Retirement Emily Brandon, addresses the retirement benefits that are available to you, how to use them correctly, and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

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