Please suggest great but lesser-known non-fiction to give my dad.
June 30, 2014 7:01 AM Subscribe
Like many dads he reads mostly non-fiction books with a historical, military, political and/or transportation focus. But he seems to have read them all.
posted by neat graffitist to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
When I say "all"... figure that anything in the last 40-50 years that might have been a front page review in the NYT book review or NYRB... if he'd be interested then he's probably read it. Robert Caro, John Keegan, Barbara Tuchman, John MacPhee, etc. I want to find some hidden gems that are below that level of recognition.
The above topics are only a rough guide but hopefully they give a flavor for what he likes. Probably not gonna work: sociology, culture, religion, music, health, nature, design, personal memoirs. Hard sciences, maybe.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!