This Father’s Day Give the Gift of a Book!

With Father’s Day approaching on June 17th, it can be challenging to scramble together a last minute gift. What’s a better way to honor your father than with a great field guide he can take on a hike or a historic journey he can immerse himself in before drifting to sleep? Luckily with the help of SU Press you can pick out a great book or two from our list. Whether your dad is nature lover, a sports fanatic, or just loves poetry, we’ve got you covered.


For the adventurous dad:

1.) Boldt Castle: In Search of the Lost Story By Paul Malo

2.) From Abbotts to Zurich: New York State Placenames By Ren Vasiliev

For the nature lover:

1.) Walking Seasonal Roads By Mary A. Hood

2.) The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park Edited by William F. Porter, Jon D. Erickson, and Ross S. Whaley

3.)  Freshwater Fishes of the Northeastern United States: A Field Guide By Robert G. Werner

 4.) Trees of New York State: Native and Naturalized By Donald J. Leopold

For the sports fanatic:

1.) The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865-1913  By Steven A. Riess

2.) Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary By Michael E. Lomax

3.) Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd By Earl Lloyd and Sean Kirst

 4.) Muscle and Manliness: The Rise of Sport in American Boarding Schools By Axel Bundgaard

5.) Anything for a T-Shirt: Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World’s Greatest Footrace By Ron Rubin

 Forthe NY history buff:

1.) Seven Generations of Iroquois Leadership: The Six Nations since 1800 By Laurence M. Hauptman

2.) The End of the Innocence: The 1964–1965  New York World’s Fair By LawrenceR. Samuel

3.) Monumental New York! A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York By Chuck D’Imperio with a Foreword by Senator James L. Seward

For the creative soul:

1.) Gin Before Breakfast: The Dilemma of the Poet in the Newsroom By W. Dale Nelson

2.) Like a Man Gone Mad: Poems in a New Century By Samuel Hazo

 3.) Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of Jacob Gordin By Beth Kaplan

For more information on a specific book, click on the book image to link to our website. Find the perfect book this year for your special dad!

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