Friday, June 15, 2018

Last Minute Gifts for Dear Old Dad

Other bloggers will have different Father's Day suggestions but this is my list and I'm sticking to it.

  • "The Outsider" by Frederick Forsyth. The thriller writer's life is a thriller.
  • Pilot Metropolitan ballpoint pen. Inexpensive but far superior to the status pens.
  • A Swiss Army Knife. I prefer the small pen knife model and it is a rare day when it is not used.
  • "Churchill & Orwell" by Thomas E. Ricks. Two fascinating people and their times.
  • "The Generals" by Thomas E. Ricks. The wisdom of sacking generals and much more.
  • "On Grand Strategy" by John Lewis Gaddis. Because everyone needs a grand strategy.
  • "Master and Commander" DVD.  Russell Crowe as the hero of the Patrick O'Brian novels.
  • "John Adams" by David McCullough. A beautiful book about an admirable man.
  • "Lincoln" by Gore Vidal. One of Vidal's best novels.
  • "The Terror" by Dan Simmons." I recently got a copy. It looks like a very good scare.

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