Pete Rose was a superstar baseball player who gambled his way right out of MLB and his well-deserved spot in the Hall Of Fame. Best-selling author Kostya Kennedy examines the life of this fallen hero and his incredible saga from charismatic Rookie Of the Year in ’63 to disgraced gambling addict to his life today.
This nearly 600-page book from Taschen captures the history of the automobile decade by decade through more than 400 old print advertisements. From the Ford Model T to the DeLorean and beyond this book highlights the classic cars and the culture of their times.
After 6 years as the undisputed World Middleweight Champ in the 80s, Marvin Hagler felt so marvelous he had his name legally changed to Marvelous Marvin. He beat down twelve challengers to retain the title & holds a record for highest percentage of KOs in his weight class. This new biography takes a close look at the life & times of a true boxing legend.
Was John Wayne an American icon? Well, there have been something like 15 or 20 books written about the man, so yeah. For this new biography, film historian Scott Eyman draws on interviews he did with Wayne before his death as well as over 100 interviews with his family, friends, and co-stars.
Author of 1984 & Animal Farm, George Orwell is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and a man who defined Englishness in his era. This book explores the ups & downs of his wild life as a soldier, satirist, socialist, policeman, and eventually, influential author.
Company Man is an insider’s account of life in the highest levels of the CIA from a guy who lived it. In this book, 30-year CIA vet John Rizzo spills his guts about all kinds of dark stuff the CIA is famous for: waterboarding, their secret prisons called “black sites” and the “torture rape” of Al Qaeda suspects. Light reading.
This is the sneakerhead bible. Out of print for years, it’s finally back in a new 10th Anniversary edition featuring 400 hundred iconic sneaker designs arranged in an illustrated, chronological format.
These days, the death of even a marginally famous person becomes an instant social media circus. But people truly love Lou Reed’s music, so when he died in October, the feed was understandably clogged for days. Read this new biography by Mick Wall and unlike everyone else, you’ll actually know something about this rock pioneer.
Hollywood is more than just a place. It’s a world of its own, a myth and a mystery. This ambitious new work explores Hollywood from “every angle” explaining the who, what, when, where & why of movieland through the voices of the stars that built the city.
A great gift or re-gift to the book-oriented boozer on your Christmas shopping list, The Curious Bartender offers more than just recipes for new and classic cocktails, it even explores the alchemy of barcraft, whatever that is.