As you may be aware, Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday June 16th. If you’re scrambling for gift ideas, let us help. Here are some titles available from our site which may be quite interesting for Fathers who like:
British Sport: A Social History by Dennis Brailsford
This book is a survey of the whole history of British sport, from the Middle Ages to the present. Brailsford places sport within the wider ambit of British life, examining its social, political, financial and international implications.
My Favourite Mountaineering Stories edited by John Hunt
A collection of favourite mountaineering stories, illuminating the perils and the rewards of the sport. Selected and edited by the mountaineer who led the first successful Everest expedition.
Of Seas and Ships and Scientists: The Remarkable History of the UK’s National Institute of Oceanography 1949-1973 edited by Anthony Laughton, John Gould, ‘Tom’ Tucker and Howard Roe
Written by the scientists themselves, this is a fascinating inside account of the founding, the history and the discoveries of the UK’s pioneering National Institute of Oceanography.
Jesus, History and Mt. Darwin: An Academic Excursion by Rick Kennedy
Part-travelogue and part-meditation, this is a thoughtful and highly readable discussion of how the ancient history of the bible and the natural history of evolution compare as academic subjects.
Not Mentioned in Despatches: The History and Mythology of the Battle of Goose Green by Spencer Fitz-Gibbon
This is a controversial, detailed examination of the decisive events of the Falklands war, focusing on the Battle of Goose Green and questioning the media’s presentation of the heroic victory for the British.
Guess at the Rest: Cracking the Hogarth Code by Elisabeth Soulier-Détis
An original and intriguing new contribution to the history of 18th Century art, revealing the Masonic symbolism that pervades the work of one of Britain’s greatest painters.
50th Royal Tank Regiment: The Complete History by Stephen D. Hamilton
A comprehensive history of one of the most reputed and active tank regiments of the Second World War, from their formation in 1939 through their actions with the Eighth Army in North Africa and Italy, to their disbandment in 1946.
Brewing for Victory: Brewers, Beers and Pubs in World War II by Brian Glover
A lively and entertaining popular history of breweries and public houses in Britain, showing how brewers and pubs helped the war effort and maintained morale during the Second World War.
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