The Men's Book Bundle features books with almost unbelievable stories—about a top-secret CIA mission, a plane crash with a conspiracy theory behind it, and a beloved team that defies a curse to win the World Series after a century of losses. Only one is fiction. In Before the Fall, one of the top thrillers of 2017, Noah Hawley presents a page-turning drama about a man and a 4-year-old boy brought together as sole survivors of a deadly and mysterious plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. In some ways, that novel is more plausible than the nonfiction tales told by Josh Dean and NPR host Scott Simon. The Taking of K-129 reveals head-shaking details about how the CIA concocted an $800 million plot—using Howard Hughes, in fact—to steal the wreckage of a Russian sub from the seafloor during the Cold War. In My Cubs, masterful storyteller Scott Simon captures the sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hopeful experience of loving a team in a memoir even non-baseball fans will enjoy.
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