Books Make the Best Father’s Day Gifts Part 2

In case you are still stumped about what to get Dad here are some more recommendations. Click on thumbnails for a better view.

The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, published by Easton Press. In this set you have the central works of Tolkien’s Middle Earth saga bound in full leather with 18 carat gold lettering and stamping, silk endpapers and ribbon and three maps. For the father who loves fantasy, this is the perfect gift! 2014-08-22 14.31.13

Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Easily the greatest reference work on Latter-Day Saint history and doctrine, the Encyclopedia is a valuable addition to any LDS home library.20150609_171831

The Prophets Have Spoken. This unique collection consists of addresses given by latter-day prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These discourses were given to the saints while these men of God were serving as president of the Church. Compiled in three volumes, this landmark work features the addresses of the prophets from Joseph Smith through Howard W. Hunter. One of the best features is the index, which enables you to search topics through all of the prophets’ discourses.

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The Joseph Smith Papers.The result of a huge publishing project with the goal of publishing every document that Joseph produced or commissioned, these volumes are the best collection of primary sources available for the study of Joseph Smith and early Mormonism. (Prices vary per volume.)

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A History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill. This four volume set written by the greatest orator and statesman of 20th century England is an enjoyable and surprisingly good history not only of England but also America and the Commonwealth.

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The Annals of America. Edited by Mortimer J. Adler who also edited the Britannica Great Books series, The Annals “is a chronological record of American life, events, and thought … It is a comprehensive general compendium of source material containing laws, speeches, stories, transcriptions of dialogues, on-the-scene reports, reminiscences, and other primary sources.” It is perhaps the best and most affordable collection of primary sources of U.S. history.

Annals 1The Great Books of the Western World, edited by Mortimer J. Adler.  Far more than just a collection of the most important works of western thought, The Great Books, with the help of the two volume Syntopicon, is an introduction to and education in the “great conversation” that has been taking place in Western civilization since the dawn of philosophy in ancient Greece.

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The Times and Seasons, edited by Joseph Smith, John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff. Perhaps the most important of all early LDS periodicals, the Times and Seasons covered all aspects of news regarding the church from November 1839 to February 1846. It contains original reports of revelations and doctrines including the Book of Abraham, The Wentworth Letter and much else. Attractively bound in quarter leather over paper covered boards. 6 vols bound in 5.Gallery