In this war memoir by Brian Turner, the award-winning poet who wrote The Hurt Locker, the author retraces his war experience seeking parallels with the experiences of soldiers in other wars—like his grandfather and uncle, while painting a vivid portrait of life during and after war.
There are almost as many books about comic books as there are comics – maybe more.. But this one is a little different. It’s focused on the artists behind the superhero stories in the form of full-color portraits and essays. Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Bill Gaines to name just a few.
This is the carnivore’s bible from third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, Pat LaFrieda. The ultimate book of everything meat, it also has more than 75 recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry.
Autochrome photography was a pre-cursor to the color film photography revolution that would come much later. Way back in World War 1, a small group of photographers were experimenting with Autochrome to document the horrors of the war in color. This 384-page book is a collection of high impact images of the war from 1914-1919.
An insider’s look at the disturbing reality of ‘Greek life’ from the hallowed halls of Dartmouth College. Writer Andrew Lohse, former Rush Chairman for Sigma Alpha Epsilon drank urine and swam in a swampy kiddie pool of filth for his “brothers” and has now revealed his insights.
If you’ve ever had those slimy debt collectors blowing up your phone, you already know that the world of consumer debt collection is a rotten business. But this book is an exposé on the whole sordid underbelly of the biz, following a former bank executive and an armed robber who team up to chase paper—uncollected debt—all over the USA. While you wait for the October release, read this adaptation recently written for the New York Times Magazine.
The other 8 or 9 books about Bob Dylan cover the music, his influence, interviews. This new one from Bob’s close friend and tour manager Victor Maymudes is the story of Dylan’s personal history, constructed using Maymudes’ taped, 24-hour recording of personal memories, after which he died from a brain aneurysm.
Cinemax’s new series The Knick promises turn-of-the-century medical drama that gets gory but this book about renowned Dr. Thomas Mütter who practiced only 50 years earlier chronicles straight-up butchery. But Mütter pioneered the use of ether as anesthetic & the sterilization of surgical instruments, making surgery safer for all.
Amped up on “Arctic Fever”, the USS Jeanette set sail for the uncharted waters of the North Pole in 1879. It never came back. Amazingly though, the few sailors who survived the ice-pack shipwreck walked 1000-miles across Siberia battling Polar Bears and starvation.
Anthrax gave metal what their peers like Slayer, Megadeth, & Metallica never dared: a bit of humor. And the fans loved them for it. This memoir from Anthrax ax-man Scott Ian, a self-proclaimed ‘weird Jewish kid from Queens’ tells the bands whole history as well as Ian’s personal story which is also quite humorous.