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Books for Dads & Dudes

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend! Here are some books for the dads (and dudes) in your life:

RAISING MEN: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons by Eric Davis
Using a unique blend of discipline, leadership, adventure, and grace, Eric and his SEAL brothers share lessons about how to connect, and reconnect, with sons and teach readers how to raise real men—the Navy SEAL way.

BILL O’REILLY’S LEGENDS & LIES: THE PATRIOTS by David Fisher
The must-have companion to Bill O’Reilly’s historical docudrama Legends and Lies: The Patriots! Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that brings this important history to vivid life, THE PATRIOTS is an exciting and eye-opening look at the Revolutionary War through the lives of its leaders.

SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS: Jürgen Klinsmann, Coaching the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and the Quest for the World Cup by Erik Kirschbaum, with a foreword by Jürgen Klinsmann
Controversial U.S men’s soccer coach Jürgen Klinsmann reveals his thoughts on building a winning soccer team. “Kirschbaum examines how a shy German striker cobbled together his experiences as a player in four different countries to create a personal coaching philosophy. This work will be appreciated by soccer fans, especially with the United States hosting the Copa América Centenario in 2016.” — Library Journal

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller
What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team? That’s what Lindbergh and Miller got to do when the Sonoma Stompers, an independent minor-league team in California, offered them the chance to run the team’s baseball operations according to the most advanced statistics. “For fantasy baseball junkies and baseball purists alike, this is a vivid, joyful exploration of recruiting and running a team by numbers—and instinct.”
Publishers Weekly

NEVER A DULL MOMENT: 1971 The Year That Rock Exploded by David Hepworth
A rollicking look at 1971—the busiest, most innovative and resonant year of the 70s, defined by the musical arrival of such stars as David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Joni Mitchell. “An exuberant tour through a pivotal year in the development of popular music and culture.” — Kirkus Reviews
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World Cup Fever!

The FIFA World Cup Soccer games in Brazil are just one week away! If you're more of a bookworm than an athlete, don't worry, we've got you covered with these great soccer books:

FUTEBOL: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos

EL CLASICO: Barcelona v Real Madrid: Football's Greatest Rivalry by Richard Fitzpatrick 

MORE THAN JUST A GAME: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told by Chuck Korr & Marvin Close

THE MAN WATCHING: Anson Dorrance and the University of North Carolina Women's Soccer Dynasty by Tim Crothers

FINDING THE GAME: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, and the Search for Pickup Soccer by Gwendolyn Oxenham 

SOCCERHEAD An Accidental Journey into the Heart of the American Game by Jim Haner 

THIRTY ONE NIL: On the Road With Football's Outsiders: A World Cup Odyssey by James Montague

THIS LOVE IS NOT FOR COWARDS: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez by Robert Andrew Powell

EIGHT WORLD CUPS: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer by George Vecsey 

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