Author Robert Penn traveled all across America meeting with craftsmen and woodworkers to explore traditional woodcraft & even ancient techniques for working with Ash, a universal and ubiquitous material for everything from ax handles to canoe paddles to baseball bats & beyond.
In this new memoir, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the $30 billion-dollar global mega-brand he created with a $50 loan from his dad. For the first time ever, the enigmatic Knight shares his story, covering the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic brands.
Yes, it is. There’s a working 4X5” camera within this pop-up book. The book explains and actively demonstrates how a structure as humble as a folded piece of paper can tap into the intrinsic properties of light to produce a photograph. It also includes a lightproof bag, 5 sheets of photo-paper “film”, & developing instructions.
When we think of 80’s pop icons The Eurythmics, a vision of the strange, red-haired Annie Lennox springs to mind but the brains & braun behind the platinum hit churning group was her partner, the legendary Dave Stewart, a prolific musician, songwriter, and producer. His new memoir chronicles his drug-fueled success, the group as well as the chart-topping tracks he created with artists like Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, & No Doubt.
Two Brooklyn- based gastronomic gurus, Legendary Dutch brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of the bar Tørst & Canadian chef Daniel Burns of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus have teamed on a 60-recipe collection of creatively crafted food & beer that elevates both to new levels of flavor & refinement.
Author Tim Wainwright uses classical economics and modern business theory to explain why the multi-billion dollar drug cartels work the way they do. Based on seven years of reporting in more than a dozen countries, he provides fascinating, humorous and novel insights into a worldwide underground industry.
The latest in the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Movie Book profiles 100 of the best movies ever made throughout the world. From the silent era to 21st century sci-fi, this book covers the most influential films with innovative graphics & straightforward writing, making the relevance of these masterpieces easier to understand.
It has happened to the best of us and apparently to the worst of us. Hitler snorting coke. Lenin going mental. These and other stories from the untold annals of history populate the pages of this entertaining first installment in a new series from historian Giles Miles called History’s Unknown Chapters.
Based loosely on the story of original Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart who was booted from the band for not having the rockstar look, but later became a roadie for the band, Howard Massey’s fictional tale of broken rock-n-roll dreams gives readers an all-access pass to the wild world of big-time music biz.
Very few people have the temperament or stomach for the bloody, traumatic work of an EMT. This is the true story of Keith Hazzard, a guy who walked away from safe, secure employment to try his hand at saving lives.