12 great books for Father's Day

Looking for a good book for a Father's Day gift? Here are a handful of recommendations that run the gamut from quality nonfiction to fascinating history to page-turning thrillers.

1. Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda

Michael Korda's Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, an in-depth biography of the man whom Winston Churchill described as "one of nature's greatest princes," makes a fascinating read, and a particularly relevant one today when there is again a wave of revolt among Arab nations. Monitor reviewer Erik Spanberg calls T.E. Lawrence "a brilliant, idiosyncratic man," whose ideas about and understanding of the Middle East "remain prescient today."

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