There are plenty of books about Jim Morrison. Unfortunately there are even books by Jim Morrison. But this right here is the definitive biography of The Doors written by famed rock writer Mick Wall, and it fills in a lot of the big blanks about the band behind the iconic frontman.
Escaping to a little cabin hideaway is an idea that seduced the modern man. Because as much as we love internet shopping and email alerts on our wristwatch, the modern world kinda sucks. This book doesn’t. It’s a colorful, 464-page celebration of the architecture and artistry of small, isolated, low-impact abodes, including creations by many eminent architects.
This is the story of Bill Parcells, hands-down the most iconic and influential NFL coach the game has ever seen. From turning around teams to Super Bowl wins to a long, illustrious career, this book explores the complex man behind the clipboard and takes readers inside the workings of the NFL.
Gordie Howe not only dominated the game of hockey throughout his long career, he actually set so many records that he broke the record for setting records in sports. More records than any other athlete in any sport, ever. This is the definitive autobiography of hockey’s greatest living legend, Mr. Hockey himself.
Reinhold Messner is one of the world’s foremost mountaineers but until now books on the Himalayan climbing legend have centered around specifics about his climbing. This new biography goes beyond the ascents and accolades to reveal the remarkable man himself; his life and times.
40 years ago when the weed smokers’ bible High Times first hit newsstands, legal weed was just a stoner’s far-off fantasy. Now that the fantasy is becoming reality, the timing is perfect for a history of the world’s most infamous magazine.
There are several books you could read about Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin’s legendary ax-man but here’s one you can just look at. Mr. Page himself hand-selected this collection of hundreds of images spanning 5 decades, shot by over 70 of rock-n-roll’s best photogs.
The Marines in Battalion 3/5 all signed up for action in Afghanistan but little did they know only half of their team would make it through the tour. This book, by veteran Bing West tells the tale of the 50 brave men who miraculously survived 6-straight months of IEDs and ambushes while high-ranking military strategists tried to figure out, well, a strategy.
Like 99% of good comedians, Phil Hartman was a complicated guy who died too young. But unlike his peers, he didn’t overdose. He was actually shot by his psychotic third wife who later turned the gun on herself. That story alone makes this book worth a read, not to mention the hundreds of other pages recounting his legendary SNL performances and work on shows like The Simpsons.
Blending true stories of celebrity boozery with over 40 cocktail recipes from classic L.A. gin joints, this book is packed with quotes, anecdotes, and drunken lore from seventy famous actors and directors.