It’s hard to imagine New York City & Boston without subways, but until the late 1800s they were just a dream. This book tells the tale of the dreamers— the two Whitney brothers—wealthy industrialists who began a bitter rivalry as they raced to build America’s first subway system.
He may be a 6’6″ relic in a purple zoot suit these days but in his heyday, Michael Jordan was the king of the court; a soaring superman who went hard in the paint and always had a sick shoe by Nike. There’s other stuff you should know about this basketball superstar. Find it in the pages of this definitive new biography.
Sure, he was a Prohibition cop, but don’t hate. Eliot Ness also led the Untouchables, a law enforcement team famous for taking down mega-mobster Al Capone and Big Al’s entire Chicago operation. This new biography explores the life and times of this fearless lawman from the early days in Chicago through his own alcoholism and a failed campaign as Mayor Of Cleveland.
Even locked down in POW prisons in Vietnam, these 11 American soldiers were defiant, setting up an organized resistance from within the miserable mudholes they had little hope of ever leaving alive. And for their defiance, they were taken to an even worse place where they rotted for years while their wives back home sparked the POW/MIA movement that ultimately saved them. Most of them anyway.
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.