Father's Day is just around the corner, and American Triumvirate is a great combo of history and sports for dads who love hitting the links on a lazy afternoon.
Veteran golf writer James Dodson shares the stories of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. These three golf masters changed the face of modern golf during the mid-20th century, "when its growth was hampered by the Depression and World War II." Explains our reviewer: ". . . their lively competitions a postwar period of prosperity in which tournaments became more plentiful and the purses much larger."
Check out the trailer from Knopf:
Be sure to check out all the books in our Father's Day roundup!
Our Father's Day Feature includes four books that would all be great gifts for dads, and Man with a Pan: Culinary Adventures for Fathers Who Cook for Their Families gives a huge pat on the back to dad-chefs and kings-of-the-grill. Author John Donohue has collected advice, testimonies and recipes from writers, editors and journalists and compiled it into a great book.
The trailer from Algonquin (which stars the author himself!) is pretty funny, and the 50's style nails it on the head: no longer are the days of women-dominated kitchens. Dudes, it's your time!
BookPage contributor Martin Brady writes, "A must-have for kitchen-friendly dads, this volume should reap rewards down the road for family appetites everywhere."
Just in time for Father's Day! Whose dad is king of his kitchen?
It's Father's Day this Sunday, and we predict a mass firing-up of grills around the country. If you need a few tips for spicing up your outdoor cooking techniques, don't miss these tips from grilling guru Steven Raichlen. The author of numerous best-selling barbecue books traveled around the world to learn more about grilling in other cultures in his latest release, Planet Barbecue!.
First tip: tune up your grill. Says Raichlen,
Charcoal grill owners will want to scrape out any old ash and spray the vents with WD-40. Gas grill owners should make sure the burner tubes are free of cobwebs and spiders. Replace the igniter batteries if the grill won’t light. If you smell gas, brush the hoses and couplings with a leak detection liquid (made of equal parts water and dish soap)—bubbles will show any leaks.
C'mon people, with Father's Day just four days away, we'd like to have more nominees for favorite fictional father.
Vote getters so far:
We're going with Atticus Finch*, but you might have a different idea. Check out the comments and dive in for a chance to win four new books on fatherhood.
*Atticus on courage: "I wanted you to see what REAL courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do." (To Kill a Mockingbird)
If you’re gift-challenged like me, holidays/birthdays/graduations and other gift-giving events have a way of sneaking up on you. We’re doing our part to help out by warning you a full week in advance that Sunday is FATHER’S DAY and if you don’t already have an idea for a present, you’d better get busy. Wait, there’s more. We’re also offering one lucky reader a chance to snag a Father’s Day gift collection without ever leaving the sofa. Our “Four for Father” collection includes these new releases: