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Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks at werd.com

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks

The Boston Globe called author Stephen Davis the “gold standard of rock biographers,” making him the perfect person to tackle the biography of Fleetwood Mac muse Stevie Nicks. The book dives deep into the legend and lore of the band as well as Nicks’ very public love life, drug addiction, inspirations, and the enduring stardom of an American rock goddess.

Taschen Introduces Volume One in a New Series: A Visual History Of Graphic Design at werd.com

Taschen Introduces Volume One in a New Series: A Visual History Of Graphic Design

Edited by Jens Müller, this comprehensive 480-page visual history of graphic design is the first volume in a series. Through 480-pages and hundreds of illustrations, it chronicles the evolution of graphic design from 1890 to 1959, covering 70 years of artistic and commercial output, featuring year-by-year spreads, detailed timelines and profiles of the most important designers of each era.

A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them at werd.com

A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them

Watch collector and writer Matthew Hranek traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches. Iconic pieces from Steve McQueen’s Rolex Daytona to the Omega JFK wore to his inauguration to a watch Ralph Lauren purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, and many more: Roosevelt, Sir Edmund Hillary, etc., all supported with stunning original photography.

Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life at werd.com

Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life

Written by Scott Ian, rhythm guitarist and cofounder of Anthrax, Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life is a collection of all Ian’s craziest stories from the heyday of heavy metal. It’s packed with debauchery, booze, incriminating tales, and chronicles his encounters  on the road with the likes of Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

<i>The Art of the Erotic</i> is Not Just Nudes, Okay It Is at werd.com

The Art of the Erotic is Not Just Nudes, Okay It Is

Packed with 170 works from the world’s most important artists, this carefully curated collection of erotica features Titian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and many more. It is a handsomely crafted and packaged 272-page hardcover with an introduction from journalist, broadcaster, and art expert Rowan Pelling.

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine at werd.com

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

In The Butchering Art, author and historian Lindsey Fitzharris lays out the grisly, almost unbelievable horrors of Victorian medicine in shocking detail. In it she shares stories of pre-anesthesia surgery while telling the story of Joseph Lister, the quiet Quaker doctor who discovered that germs were the cause of all infections and developed the antiseptic methods that ushered in the modern era of medicine.

We Found Your Halloween Soundtrack & It’s All on Vinyl at werd.com

We Found Your Halloween Soundtrack & It’s All on Vinyl

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Created for fans of both vinyl and classic horror, the Box Of Souls is an 8 LP box set featuring the soundtracks to seven of the A Nightmare On Elm Street films. The set features original music by Charles Bernstein, Christopher Young, Angelo Badalamenti, Craig Safan, Jay Ferguson & J. Peter Robinson plus an extensive amount of art and packaging, all created & designed by Mike Saputo. The albums are pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl and each features extensive liner notes from the artists.

<i>Lou Reed: A Life</i> is the Story of an American Icon at werd.com

Lou Reed: A Life is the Story of an American Icon

Behind the timeless hits and far-reaching influence of rock icon Lou Reed, there’s a complex man. A fearless creative spirit who upended rock-n-roll conventions at every turn. A singer, songwriter, experimentalist, addict, and survivor. This is his story and not just another rock star tell-all but the essential biography of a true American original.

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami at werd.com

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

This is the insane true story of The Mutiny, the hotel and club at the center of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday and an inspiration for the film Scarface. In the 70s & 80s, The Mutiny attracted Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models who flocked to the hotel’s club to pop bottles and snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.

Author of <i>The Martian</i>, Andy Weir Returns with a Moon-Based Thriller in <i>Artemis</i> at werd.com

Author of The Martian, Andy Weir Returns with a Moon-Based Thriller in Artemis

From the bestselling author of The Martian comes a new near-future thriller in a heist story set on the moon. It follows smuggler Jazz Bashara who sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a huge potential reward. Everything goes down on the moon’s first city called Artemis.  Expect more of what Weir does so well – the intelligent fusion of space facts with enthralling fiction.

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens <i>What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography</i> at werd.com

Iron Maiden Frontman Pens What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography

You know Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson as the lungs behind such hard rock classics as Run To The Hills & Number Of The Beast but did you know Dickinson is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter? Dig into his long-awaited autobiography and learn much more about the man and the band.

20th Century Fox & MGM Release Halloween Blu-ray Film Collection with Limited Edition Art at werd.com

20th Century Fox & MGM Release Halloween Blu-ray Film Collection with Limited Edition Art

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To celebrate Halloween, Twentieth Century Fox and MGM Home Entertainment have created new collectible Blu-ray and DVD packaging for 19 of their iconic horror, thriller, and classic slasher film titles. From, Carrie, The Fly, and Living Dead to Poltergeist, The Hills Have Eyes, and Child’s Play, the exclusive, limited edition cover artwork was created by renowned artist/illustrator Orlando Oracena and rendered in vibrant colors and creepy detail. Available at major retailers nationwide for a limited time.  Even if you can’t locate the Blu-rays, Oracena has made all of the box covers available as prints for sale on his website which we have linked to below.

Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography at werd.com

Ali: A Life is the Complete & Unauthorized Biography

In this definitive biography of American icon and iconoclast Muhammad Ali, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Eig reshapes our understanding of the man, myth, and legend through the access he had to the key people in Ali’s life—his three surviving wives and his managers. He also had access to thousands of pages of FBI files, as well as hours of newly discovered interview audio from the 1960s.

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy at werd.com

Universe is a Far-Reaching Celebration of Astronomy

Assembled by an international panel of experts, Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand—or who have been inspired by— the beauty and mystery of the stars, planets, and beyond. This one-of-a-kind collection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings plus iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers as well as previously unpublished finds.