Three lavishly illustrated books focus on aircraft, golf and exploration — could one make a good Father's Day gift on June 20?
Bad Lies: A Field Guide to Lost Balls, Missing Links and Other Golf Mishaps (Little, Brown) by Charles Lindsay combines painfully funny photos and tongue-in-cheek captions meant to make the worst duffer feel less alone.
In the Cockpit: Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II (Smithsonian), with a foreword by Robert A. Hoover, is a beautifully photographed, historically detailed book designed to put aircraft aficionados in the pilot's seat.
Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott and the Attainment of the South Pole (Sterling) by Ross D.E. McPhee tells that heroic, tragic story of exploration with hundreds of photos, maps, documents and more.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor