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Dark City Reveals The Real Los Angeles Noir at werd.com

Dark City Reveals The Real Los Angeles Noir

A visual history of L.A.’s grim, post-war underbelly, Dark City brings together images from archives, museums, newspapers, morgues, private collections, and the author’s extensive image library to reveal the true grit, grime, and horror of Los Angeles from the 1920s to 1950s. This large format, 480-page hardcover roams the back alleys, gin joints, tattoo parlors, gambling dens, nightclubs, and brutal crime scenes, revealing a city crawling with murder and mayhem.

The Ultimate Pink Floyd Photo Book: Their Mortal Remains at werd.com

The Ultimate Pink Floyd Photo Book: Their Mortal Remains

Published to accompany the Victoria & Albert Museum’s retrospective show currently on display through October in London, Their Mortal Remains book is a 304-page collection of images and insights celebrating 50 years of one of rock’s most iconic, important & enduring bands. It is the first-ever book produced with full-access to the Pink Floyd image archive.

Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon at werd.com

Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon

Driving the same ’68 Mustang 390 GT driven by “The King Of Cool” in the film Bullitt, author Greg Laurie takes a cross-country drive through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide-open roads of the Midwest, & the streets of New York, tracing the geography of actor Steve McQueen’s life, relationships, & career through interviews with family, friends, and co-stars.

Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life at werd.com

Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

We don’t know one way or another whether life really exists outside our solar system but in the last 20 years, real scientific interest & research into E.T., A.I., and S.E.T.I. (search for extra-terrestrial intelligence) has intensified. Comprised of essays from leading scientists in these fields, this book explores the current state of the hunt for alien life.

A New Book on the Larger Than Life True Tales of Van Halen at werd.com

A New Book on the Larger Than Life True Tales of Van Halen

The title pretty much says it all: Runnin’ with the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen. The author was the band’s manager through their meteoric rise to rock superstardom, and in its 352 pages, he shares scores of untold stories and offers deep insight into each of the 4 characters who made up this legendary band.

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road at werd.com

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

The unbelievable true story of how a 26 year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom—and almost got away with it. In 2011, Ulbricht launched Silk Road, a Dark Web hosted site where drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, & poisons were traded in untold quantities, free from the government’s watchful eye. It took a massive 2–year manhunt for his eventual undoing.

Here’s The Beef. The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History at werd.com

Here’s The Beef. The World is Your Burger: A Cultural History

This book celebrates the ubiquitous burger. Featuring a collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera, it’s a colorful look at the burger’s origins and impact, assembled by a true burgerphile whose passion has taken him around the globe. It’s chock-full of original research, exclusive interviews with culinary icons, never-before-seen archival photos from brands like McDonald’s and White Castle, and also includes 12 recipes.

Late Night Snacking with the World’s Top Chefs at werd.com

Late Night Snacking with the World’s Top Chefs

Munchies by J.J. Goode is based on Vice TV’s popular Chef’s Night Out series, in which chefs from around the world go out for a night of food & drink, only to return to their own restaurant in the wee hours to concoct late-night snacks for drunk friends. The book contains local knowledge and insights as well as recipes from 65 of the world’s top chefs, including Anthony Bourdain, Dominique Crenn, David Chang, Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne, & many more.

Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars at werd.com

Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars

Want the real dirt on someone? Just ask their mom. In From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, Dave Grohl’s mother Virginia, does precisely that. She interviewed the mothers of Dr. Dre, Michael Stipe, Amy Winehouse, Mike D of The Beastie Boys, and many more, sharing personal stories of their superstar kids.