Clayton C. Anderson was a small-town boy from Nebraska who applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times in 15 years before being selected and realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Anderson eventually spent 167 days on the International Space Station and did over 40 hours of space walks. This is his tale, from the prairie to outer space, told in his own words.
“It’s not brain surgery,” they say. That’s because nothing is brain surgery except the technically complex and highly specialized science of actual brain surgery. This new book by neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh provides unique insight into this strange & stressful branch of medicine. Due out May 26, the book is already a finalist for a half-dozen book awards.
Best-selling author Chuck Palahniuk teamed up with artist Cameron Stewart for the release of the much-anticipated sequel to his 1996 classic, Fight Club. Yes, Tyler Durden is back. Named to ComicBook.com’s Top 10 for 2015.
Real fans of iconic actor Dennis Hopper know that he was also a passionate and published photographer. This new book of never-before-seen photos from Hopper, was shot in Taos, New Mexico shortly after the filming of Easy Rider using only disposable cameras & drugstore photo labs. It features western landscape vistas, friends, family, & of course, some nudes.
How did Alice In Chains frontman & grunge superstar Layne Staley end up dead from drug abuse alone in his apartment in 2002? This new book from veteran rock journalist David de Sola, drawing on interviews with close friends & family, tells the untold story of the rise & tragic fall of this beloved band.
When it comes to seafaring in Antarctic waters, most of the tales end in death. This is the rare true tale of survival—in 1998, writer/survivor Matt Lewis was working as a science researcher on a boat in Antarctica. A violent storm comes. Lewis leads the crew to the life rafts & the tale of survival begins …
Following right behind Charles Ponzi—the original Ponzi schemer—came a slick Chicago lawyer named Leo Koretz, who in the roaring 20s, convinced hundreds of people to invest in his phantom timberlands and nonexistent oil wells in Panama & then ran away with over 30 million dollars. Like Ponzi & Madoff, eventually, Koretz was found out & hunted down.
Geoffrey Pyke was an inventor, a war reporter, an escaped WWI POW, campaigner, father, & educator who lived an incredible & incredibly strange life—wrote a best-seller, made a fortune in the stock market, revamped the British pre-school education system, & was most likely a high-ranking spy for the Soviets. This book tells the whole crazy story.
19th century physician Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery worked for 20 years to create his masterpiece on anatomy, an 8-volume collection with 726 incredible hand-colored lithographs. Taschen is now releasing the latest version of Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery. Filled with the colorful lithographs, this 832-page hardcover is a must for artists, students & anyone interested in human anatomy.
Written by veteran rock journalist & former Rolling Stone editor David Browne, this new book about the Dead digs deep into the history & lore of the legendary band. Drawing on interviews from surviving band members and the voices of others who “were there” throughout the band’s 50-year career.