Author Walter Isaacson wrote the blockbusting, best-selling biography Steve Jobs but definitely not the straight-to-DVD movie starring what’s his face. Now Isaacson is back with another tale of American innovation, chronicling the weirdos & wizards who brought us computers and the Internet.
Escaping into the wilderness is much more enjoyable than facing the realities of today. Especially when you’ve built a cool hideout. And that’s what this book celebrates: contextual architecture, also known as hideouts, cabins, and summer homes in places where peace & quiet do not require a prescription.
In the US, soccer has never been more popular than it is today (we checked). But back in the 70s it was much cooler. This book gives 300 pages of photographic proof that soccer wasn’t about faking injuries and gambling pools. The game’s big stars burned brighter & the games, groupies, hairdos & hooligans were just plain awesomer.
As the lead guitarist of Aerosmith for nearly 50 years, Joe Perry has some stories. In this new rockstar tell-all, he tells 416-pages worth.
For the creation of this book, food photographer, fetishist, and founder of culinary art magazine Fool, Per-Anders Jorgensen dined at some of the world’s best restaurants with the chefs themselves: The French Laundry, Roberta’s, Attica, Noma, and so on. Combining mouthwatering photography and 50 recipes, it is both a visual treat and practical cookbook.
In this investigative true spy story Reuters reporter and Pulitzer prize winner John Shiffman tells the incredible tale of a high-tech Homeland Security sting designed to keep America’s military weaponry out of the hands of our enemies in Iran & China.
Every athlete & most fans know that illegal, performance-enhancing steroids are as prevalent in pro sports as Gatorade and trophy wives. Why only cycling and baseball take the wrap is much less clear. This book explores the highly public Biogenesis steroid scandal that brought A-Rod from being the highest paid athlete in baseball down to, well, actually he still makes the most.
Before you read the first page, you know how this one ends but nonetheless the first-person memoir of an innocent man who spent 25 years locked in prison for the alleged murder of his own wife is an unbelievable tale of injustice, hope, and if you can believe it, forgiveness.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of America’s foremost comic creators, Marvel Comics, Taschen Books has created a Hulk-size, full-color, 720-page tome to honor superheroes from Spider-Man to Thor to Captain America. Featuring insights, essays & bios from the artists, writers & experts, it is also packed with over 2000 images.
Maybe you don’t remember him from high school but General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the great characters of American history. His “scorched earth” battle tactics against the Confederates made him a hero of the civil war. He then went on to become a key player in the creation of the transcontinental railroad, the Gold Rush, and American military politics. This deeply researched book of the quintessential 19th century man covers both his professional achievements and complex personal life in rich detail.