Father’s Day Reading Suggestions

With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, we thought we’d help you in your search for that great gift for dad. Why not try one of these great titles?

Bluebeard by Valerie Ogden
History Publishing Company

“Joan of Arc’s close companion on the battlefield, one of the wealthiest and most respected men in France, became a notorious serial killer, nicknamed Bluebeard…How could this happen to Baron Gilles de Rais, a Marshal of France, a renowned intellectual,a paragon of the high medieval prince, almost Renaissance in his talents and accomplishments?”

Crossing Savage by Dave Edlund
Light Messages Publishing

“As one by one the world’s leading alternative energy researchers are assassinated, Peter Savage and his friend Jim Nicolaou race against the clock to preserve the secret that promises to change the landscape of the world… or start a global war. In the timely, heart-thumping thriller Crossing Savage, author Dave Edlund presents the theory of abiogenic oil production and the terrifying array of unintended consequences that accompany the belief that energy independence can be realized.

Five Days of Fear by David Kovach
Light Messages Publishing

“During a family picnic, Jessica Britton’s well-ordered world is slammed against a brutal reality and her faith is tested when her mom is kidnapped, her dad is shot, and authorities can find no clues to begin their investigation. Jessica’s own anxiety and fear for her mother’s life compels her to help FBI Agent Dan Hamilton look for motives and clues that would lead to rescuing her mom. By chance, clues begin to emerge, and the once floundering investigation speeds to a hectic race against time and criminal minds in a desperate attempt to save Jessica’s mom and the lives of many in San Francisco’s business district.”

Bill James Handbook 2015 by Bill James
ACTA Sports

“The first, best, most complete annual baseball reference guide available. Full of exclusive stats, this book is the most comprehensive resource on every hit, pitch, and catch in Major League Baseball’s 2014 season–and includes player projections for 2015.”

The Hidden Language of Baseball by Paul Dickson
Bloomsbury USA

“Whether detailing the origins of the hit-and-run, the true story behind the home run that gave “Home Run” Baker his nickname, Bob Feller’s sign-stealing telescope, Casey Stengel’s improbable method of signaling his bullpen, the impact of sign stealing on the Giants’ miraculous comeback in 1951, or the pitches Andy Pettitte tipped off that altered the momentum of the 2001 World Series, Dickson’s research is as thorough as his stories are entertaining. A roster of baseball’s greatest names and games, past and present, echoes throughout, making The Hidden Language of Baseball a unique window on the history of our national pastime.”

Terminal Value by Thomas Waite
Marlborough Press

“Be careful what you wish for.” That’s a warning Dylan Johnson should have listened to. When his mobile computing firm is bought out by Mantric Technology, a red-hot company about to go public, it seems like a dream come true for the young entrepreneur and his partners. But the closer they get to payout, the more uncertain Dylan becomes.”