Jun 3, 2009
It's a short podcast this week. I'm just back from Book Expo America (BEA) in New York. Ann stayed in the NY/CT area for a few appointments and is not home yet. So I'm doing the podcast all by myself (yikes).
BEA was an exhausting blur, but an amazingly fun one! There are a ton of great books coming throughout the rest of 2009. We got the scoop on many that we're looking forward to reading and telling you about.
For Father's Day, I recommend three books (in addition to Ann's Lee Child recommendation from last time): a work of narrative history about Napoleon's march toward Russia and the disease that felled his troops; a biography of Leroy "Satchel" Paige that also goes beyond Satchel's life to examine the integration of the Negro League into the Major League; and a book of sports trivia, stats and tips from the folks at ESPN.
NOTE: While editing the podcast, I realized I said "typhoid" several times, instead of "typhus." They're not the same, but the similar words caused me to misremember which disease Napoleon's army actually faced... apologies!
Full details of the books discussed are at our blog: www.booksonthenightstand.com
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