Before World War II, the big movie studios controlled Hollywood films: the talent, the distribution, & direction of the movies. This book tracks the stories of five influential directors who, during the war turned their efforts to war films, shaping how the world viewed the war, and through the post-war period, how these same directors changed Hollywood.
Biz Stone is one of the co-creators of Twitter, a guy who has made zillions and changed the world through—as his new book purports—creative thinking. The book is chock full of personal stories and witticisms about how he did it.
The only laughter produced by the TV show Full House came from a can. And that’s not Bob Saget’s fault because when he’s on the road doing stand-up he’s one of comedy’s raunchiest and most entertaining voices. In his debut book Saget gives readers a look into his well-developed dark side. Thanks, Bob.
It’s hard to imagine New York City & Boston without subways, but until the late 1800s they were just a dream. This book tells the tale of the dreamers— the two Whitney brothers—wealthy industrialists who began a bitter rivalry as they raced to build America’s first subway system.
He may be a 6’6″ relic in a purple zoot suit these days but in his heyday, Michael Jordan was the king of the court; a soaring superman who went hard in the paint and always had a sick shoe by Nike. There’s other stuff you should know about this basketball superstar. Find it in the pages of this definitive new biography.
Sure, he was a Prohibition cop, but don’t hate. Eliot Ness also led the Untouchables, a law enforcement team famous for taking down mega-mobster Al Capone and Big Al’s entire Chicago operation. This new biography explores the life and times of this fearless lawman from the early days in Chicago through his own alcoholism and a failed campaign as Mayor Of Cleveland.
Blazing Saddles is just as funny now as it was when it came out 40 years ago. Since your memory is probably starting to fail you by now, you should watch it again. On this 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.
Even locked down in POW prisons in Vietnam, these 11 American soldiers were defiant, setting up an organized resistance from within the miserable mudholes they had little hope of ever leaving alive. And for their defiance, they were taken to an even worse place where they rotted for years while their wives back home sparked the POW/MIA movement that ultimately saved them. Most of them anyway.
Pete Rose was a superstar baseball player who gambled his way right out of MLB and his well-deserved spot in the Hall Of Fame. Best-selling author Kostya Kennedy examines the life of this fallen hero and his incredible saga from charismatic Rookie Of the Year in ’63 to disgraced gambling addict to his life today.
This nearly 600-page book from Taschen captures the history of the automobile decade by decade through more than 400 old print advertisements. From the Ford Model T to the DeLorean and beyond this book highlights the classic cars and the culture of their times.