Ever look at something like a bottle cap and wonder, who invented that? This book will tell you. And unlike Google or Wikipedia, Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs will give you more than just a name & a date. It explores the thinking, the tinkering & the American cultural climate that produces these sort of everyday innovations.
Nuclear researcher and writer Kenneth W. Ford worked on the H bomb but when the octogenarian wanted to publish his memoirs, the government was bummed & the DOE asked him to remove 5000 words from the manuscript they deemed too secretive for publication. Ford ignored them & published the whole story.
Extensively researched by WaPo sports writer Kent Babb, this no-holds-barred biography of NBA icon Allen Iverson follows the trajectory of AI’s illustrious career as well as his darker off-court life—the booze, his broken marriage & our nation’s fascination with the flawed superstar.
This new Lynyrd Skynyrd biography follows the trajectory of the band and singer Ronnie Van Zandt’s meteoric rise to stardom, making hit records and pioneering the “Southern rock” sound. Their five year-run was filled with success, riotous excess, and as quickly as they peaked, they imploded. This book covers it all.
On Beer and Food supports the age-old idea that meals are made better with beer. This 169-page hardcover offers extensive insights about craft beer varieties, food and beer pairings, and even how to best use beer as an ingredient in your cooking.
Another book about Steve Jobs, the world’s most celebrated CEO. In Becoming Steve Jobs, authors Brent Schendler & Rick Tetzeli teamed up to do what all the other books (except for Walter Isaacson’s) haven’t: make this guy interesting. Drawing on exclusive access to Jobs’ inner circle, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, & many more it paints a vivid portrait of Apple’s iconic visionary.
The world of barbecue doesn’t begin in Kansas City & end in west Texas. This book proves it. Celebrity chef Ben O’Donoghue has circumnavigated the planet to bring you 180+ Barbeque Recipes from Around the World. It also features recommended drinks & deserts to compliment your meals.
Founding member of the Grateful Dead & the drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts, Bill Kreutzmann was center-stage for over 30 years in one of America’s most legendary bands. In this new book, he offers up full disclosure on life with the Dead—or as much of it he could recall considering all the drugs.
This book is a raw, first-hand look into the life of America’s private paramilitary warriors and their highly secretive work around the world. Written by Jamie Smith, a founding director of Blackwater & a paramilitary contractor with more than 20 years of operations in war-torn hotspots, this is no Brian Williams report, this is the real deal.
Willie is an American legend—a country music icon, outlaw, 10X Grammy winner, and activist. Now 80 years old, Nelson is opening the book on his extraordinary life. The highs, the lows. Drugs, ladies, the law, the songs, success & founding Farm Aid. It’s all in here.