INTO AFRICA: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
By Martin Dugard (Doubleday & Company, $25)
An action-packed and gripping historical narrative of the most famous encounter in exploration history — the climactic meeting of Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley in the heart of 19th-century Africa.
By Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury, $20)
Food, sex, crime, and mayhem season this fast-paced novel by the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour, which is also a successful Food Network series.
David Halberstam (Hyperion, $23)
Among Halberstam’s most beloved books are his sports classics — The Amateurs, The Breaks of the Game, and Summer of ’49. In The Teammates, baseball legends Dominic DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky take a 1,500-mile road trip to see their beloved teammate Ted Williams. Along the way, this story of great ballplayers from a legendary team chronicles the changes in sports and society from the 1940s to the present.
By Ted Bell (Atria Books, $25)
This action-adventure thriller from ad-man turned writer Ted Bell (former vice-chairman of the board and worldwide creative director for Young & Rubicam) is nautical, rugged, and sophisticated. Alex Hawke follows in the footsteps of his pirate forbears to solve the mystery of his parents’ murders and finds the greatest treasure in the world along the way.