Famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler is considered the original bad boy of the infamous Men In Black & maybe even the whole NFL. He was a hard-partying, unrepentant badass who despite his off-field appetites became the 1974 NFL MVP, a four-time Pro-bowler, and a Super Bowl champion. The kind of guy they write books about. And this is the book.
Bringing together more than 700 high-impact photos from the National Geographic image archive, the oversized, 962-page hardcover National Geographic, The United States of America presents a state-by-state visual history of an ever-changing America.
This is the definitive biography of the last true rock-n-roll outlaw, Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister, a chain-smoking, whiskey-swilling, nonstop touring journeyman whose influence electrified generations of metal heads and musicians. From humor to sadness to deep insights into the mythic man, this book takes a brutally frank look at Lemmy’s life.
The long-awaited life-story of cinema legend & Star Wars creator George Lucas, this new biography written by award-winning author Brian Jay Jones, delves deep into the life & times of the man who not only created Luke Skywalker & Han Solo but also another legendary blockbuster, Indiana Jones.
From the Beatles to The Beach Boys to The Beastie Boys, & beyond, Capitol Records is one of the most prolific record labels of all time. To celebrate 75 years of hit recordings, they teamed up with Taschen to create an oversized, 492-page hardcover history that covers it all, with photos, stories, and details behind some of the greatest records ever made.
Fronted by the original rock-n-roll anti-hero Iggy Pop, The Stooges were the prototypical punk rock band—a mold they not only created with sweat, sex, & distortion but one they happily broke wide open with every show and subsequent album. Told in Iggy’s own words, this book takes a long look backwards at the life, times, and legacy of the band that pushed it all over the edge.
Television just hasn’t been the same since John Stewart’s self-style brand of political satire, news, & comedy on the 23X Emmy-award winning Daily Show went away. But now, The Daily Show (The Book) comes as consolation; an oral history that details the show’s legacy from its origins to timeless highlights to its most poignant & ridiculous moments.
In Lonely Boy, seminal punk rock axe-man Steve Jones of the genre-defining Sex Pistols shares his origin story—an abused & neglected kid who raised himself on the streets of London, inspired the inception of the punk scene & went on to become a global rock icon.
Best known for the horrific sci-fi monster he created in Ridley Scott’s original Alien film, the dark and psychedelic artwork of HR Giger has now been collected into a limited-edition Sumo-sized compendium covering his entire creative output. 400 pages of massive prints, fold-outs, essays, and insights from Giger scholars as well as the artist’s own writings.
In his new book, ghost-obsessed author Colin Dickey traveled all across America in search of haunted places: houses & hotels, abandoned prisons & empty hospitals. Exploring the stories that intertwine with these ghostly tales, he discovers unsolved crimes and peculiar stories that he assembles into a strange new chronicle of American history.