A book about banking based on a Twitter account sounds ridiculous unless you follow @GSElevator, the darkly humorous and wildly popular Twitter feed based on things supposedly overheard in the Goldman Sachs elevator. This new book shares not only the curated jokes grilling banking’s elite but also the author’s own journey as an investment banker in New York, London, & Hong Kong.
Packed with images of the most popular and influential sneakers ever made, Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture puts it all in context with interviews and essays by key designers, collectors, and cultural historians, to create a backdrop of the technical innovation, trends, social history, and marketing that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.
The United States of Pizza includes recipes from the best pizza joints across the country: Seattle’s Serious Pie, L.A.’s Mozza, Pizzeria Blanco in Phoenix, and so on. It also offers a complete guide to dough—from thin crust to deep dish to gluten-free.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, well, this book is the exception. The title, 81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska’s Frozen Wilderness more or less covers it. What’s left for you to discover is how Army pilot Leon Crane survived for nearly 12 weeks crashed in the frozen Yukon.
On the verge of collapse in 1992, Major League Baseball was rescued by Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. This book chronicles the power moves and struggles it took to turn the game from a scandal-ridden junkshow back into America’s national pastime.
Comedy film director Judd Apatow talked to a bunch of famous comedians about life & laughs. It chronicles his own journey to the top of the humor mountain as well as exploring funny ideas with the likes of Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, & for some odd reason, Lena Dunham. How funny.
Treasure-hunters John Chatterton and John Mattera are serious about finding the Golden Fleece, that’s the ship of infamous 17th century pirate Joseph Bannister. And legend says it’s filled with gold. This book chronicles their journey around the globe as they battle rivals, governments and experts in their pursuit of the supposedly sunken treasure.
This new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Hoffman exposes the real-life tale of America’s most valuable Cold War-era Russian spy, Adolf Tolkachev. As a high-ranking official in the Soviet military design bureau, he sold government secrets to the United States for over a decade. Drawing on previously secret CIA documents, Hoffman paints a vivid picture of international espionage at the highest levels.
Clayton C. Anderson was a small-town boy from Nebraska who applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times in 15 years before being selected and realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Anderson eventually spent 167 days on the International Space Station and did over 40 hours of space walks. This is his tale, from the prairie to outer space, told in his own words.
“It’s not brain surgery,” they say. That’s because nothing is brain surgery except the technically complex and highly specialized science of actual brain surgery. This new book by neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh provides unique insight into this strange & stressful branch of medicine. Due out May 26, the book is already a finalist for a half-dozen book awards.