(Incredibly Niche) Books for Your Omniscient Uncle

He knows everything...so what do you get him for the holidays? 

He's read it all...or so he thinks. Gibson's picks in niche history and rare tales for the loved one who has it all. 

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New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones (Landmarks) By Kathleen D. Bailey, Sheila R. Bailey, Senator Maggie Hassan (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467151184
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Published: History Press - August 8th, 2022

A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767908184
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Published: Crown - September 14th, 2004

One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

The Soviet Sixties By Robert Hornsby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300250527
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Published: Yale University Press - October 31st, 2023

The story of a remarkable era of reform, controversy, optimism, and Cold War confrontation in the Soviet Union
Beginning with the death of Stalin in 1953, the “sixties” era in the Soviet Union was just as vibrant and transformative as in the West.

Game of Edges: The Analytics Revolution and the Future of Professional Sports By Bruce Schoenfeld Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393531688
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2023

The story of how a new generation of tech-savvy franchise owners is reshaping every aspect of professional sports.

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Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World By Rob Sheffield Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062207661
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 19th, 2018

An NPR Best Book of the Year • Winner of the Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism

“This is the best book about the Beatles ever written”  Mashable

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635578751
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - April 26th, 2022

National Outdoor Book Award Winner for Outdoor Literature

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod-the irresistible story of the science, history, art, and culture of the least efficient way to catch a fish.

Tales from the Dugout: 1,001 Humorous, Inspirational & Wild Anecdotes from Minor League Baseball By Tim Hagerty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646433780
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Published: Cider Mill Press - March 28th, 2023

A wild bull on the field, a fly ball caught by a train conductor, a pitcher taking the mound barefoot—Minor League Baseball has been played across the country in cities large and small for more than a century, and there are thousands of entertaining and improbable stories to tell from it.

Join professional baseball broadcaster Tim Hagerty for a journey through the zaniest Minor

Space Oddities: Forgotten Stories of Mankind's Exploration of Space By Joe Cuhaj Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633887848
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Published: Prometheus Books - August 15th, 2022

Filled with rare and little-known stories, Space Oddities will bring the final frontier to the homes of diehard space readers and armchair astronauts alike.

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat By Bee Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465056972
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Published: Basic Books - October 8th, 2013

Award-winning food writer Bee Wilson's secret history of kitchens, showing how new technologies - from the fork to the microwave and beyond - have fundamentally shaped how and what we eat.

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat By Matt Siegel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062973207
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Published: Ecco - August 16th, 2022

An irreverent, surprising, and entirely entertaining look at the little-known history surrounding the foods we know and love

Is Italian olive oil really Italian, or are we dipping our bread in lamp oil? Why are we masochistically drawn to foods that can hurt us, like hot peppers? Far from being a classic American dish, is apple pie actually . . .

Dad Jokes: The Punny Edition: The bestselling series from the Instagram sensation By @dadsaysjokes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781788402576
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Published: Cassell - May 3rd, 2022

The next volume of hilarious jokes from the Instagram sensation


Q: How does a penguin build a house? 
A: Igloos it together. 

The global Instagram sensation, @DadSaysJokes, returns for another collection of side-splitting gags to share with friends and family.