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.
Since 2011, TASCHEN has transformed the popular New York Times “36 Hours” column into illustrated books. Their latest 3-volume collection covers 365 global destinations including 14 new cities that have never been featured as well as recommendations to over 1500 restaurants & 1000 hotels.
Written by former Texas Rangers catcher Benjie “Big Money” Molina, this is the inspiring true story of Puerto Rican factory-worker Benjamin Molina Santana whose three sons—Benjie, Jose, and 6-time all-star Yadier—each beat long odds to earn their own World Series rings.
Drawing on exhaustive interviews with friends, family, teammates, and countless adversaries, New York Times sportswriter Bill Pennington paints a vivid & balanced portrait of legendary Yankees manager & dirt-kicking ump threatener, the late, great Billy Martin.
9-time BBQ Grand Champion Christopher Prieto & the editors of Southern Living have assembled the Ultimate Book Of BBQ. This definitive guide to year-round smoking & grilling includes 200 step-by-step recipes with full-color photos & it’s packed with tips and techniques from the award-winning pit master.
The images taken by the Hubble telescope have changed the way we see the universe. And to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its launch, Taschen Books has created a 260-page collection of the telescope’s best images; all in ultra-high resolution.
In the lead up to the release of the definitive Kurt Cobain movie by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen, the writer, director, & producer of the film has also written the accompanying book. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck the book delves even deeper into its exploration of the life & times of the enigmatic Nirvana frontman.