Best Books for Men Category

    The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record at werd.com

    The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball’s Most Historic Record

    This is the fascinating story of baseball’s legendary “Ironmen,” two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played. It chronicles the careers of the fabled “Iron Horse” of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr., who 42 years later beat Gehrig’s record by playing 2,130 games in a row.

    4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection at werd.com

    4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

    Written by college football commentator and former coach Phil Savage, this book gives readers a full 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and four national championships. As a longtime friend and colleague of the legendary coach Saban, Phil Savage paints an insightful and up-close portrait of one of football’s most effective team leaders.

    The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed at werd.com

    The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed

    17-year veteran NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski has led a life of adventure: five missions to outer space, including seven spacewalks, space flights with John Glenn, testing jet packs, training in Russia to become a cosmonaut, even an Everest summit attempt. The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space, and Speed is Parazynski’s memoir, an up-close & personal account of a life spent chasing dreams and out-of-this-world adventures.

    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.