The Marines in Battalion 3/5 all signed up for action in Afghanistan but little did they know only half of their team would make it through the tour. This book, by veteran Bing West tells the tale of the 50 brave men who miraculously survived 6-straight months of IEDs and ambushes while high-ranking military strategists tried to figure out, well, a strategy.
Like 99% of good comedians, Phil Hartman was a complicated guy who died too young. But unlike his peers, he didn’t overdose. He was actually shot by his psychotic third wife who later turned the gun on herself. That story alone makes this book worth a read, not to mention the hundreds of other pages recounting his legendary SNL performances and work on shows like The Simpsons.
Blending true stories of celebrity boozery with over 40 cocktail recipes from classic L.A. gin joints, this book is packed with quotes, anecdotes, and drunken lore from seventy famous actors and directors.
Written by journalist and Star Wars fan-boy Chris Taylor, this book tells the complete story of Star Wars for the very first time; both the creative and commercial phenomenon. From its origins in 1973 to the movies, the sequels, the franchise, the near-death of the franchise and its subsequent rebirth. Everything.
This 552-page picturebook of classic rock album covers from Taschen pays tribute to 750 legendary records ranging from Elvis to Nirvana. Perfect for the man-cave coffee beer table.
In this war memoir by Brian Turner, the award-winning poet who wrote The Hurt Locker, the author retraces his war experience seeking parallels with the experiences of soldiers in other wars—like his grandfather and uncle, while painting a vivid portrait of life during and after war.
There are almost as many books about comic books as there are comics – maybe more.. But this one is a little different. It’s focused on the artists behind the superhero stories in the form of full-color portraits and essays. Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Bill Gaines to name just a few.
This is the carnivore’s bible from third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, Pat LaFrieda. The ultimate book of everything meat, it also has more than 75 recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry.
Autochrome photography was a pre-cursor to the color film photography revolution that would come much later. Way back in World War 1, a small group of photographers were experimenting with Autochrome to document the horrors of the war in color. This 384-page book is a collection of high impact images of the war from 1914-1919.
An insider’s look at the disturbing reality of ‘Greek life’ from the hallowed halls of Dartmouth College. Writer Andrew Lohse, former Rush Chairman for Sigma Alpha Epsilon drank urine and swam in a swampy kiddie pool of filth for his “brothers” and has now revealed his insights.