Many books have been written about Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist who developed the assembly-line factory system to mass-produce his cars. His efforts led to large-scale mass-production across all industries, forming the basis of the consumer cycle we live in today. To find out how Ford changed the world, you will, of course, have to buy the book.
You know your hot sauce addiction has reached a new level of when you start trying to concoct homemade Sriracha. Let this cookbook guide you to the next stage, with its 60+ hot sauce recipes for everything from home-made Rooster sauce to Indonesian Sambal to Ethiopian berbere, it’ll take you to the summit of the Scoville scale.
We recently recommended an incredible chronicle of human survival with our review of The Vast Unknown but of course we realize some of you don’t read. So now we’re recommending a photo book from the same Everest adventure. Shot by George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones, this book includes over 160 images from the legendary first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.
Unlike military intelligence, military history is at least somewhat verifiable. This new book from historian V.D. Hanson, presents the biographies of 5 generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. From ancient Greece to modern day Iraq, Hanson explores their dramatic feats of leadership & luck in the face of grim odds.
Jesse James. Not the TV biker D-bag who blew it with Sandra Bullock, the old cowboy gangster who robbed banks and shot people. Legendary outlaw of the Wild West. The Lost Cause tells the whole story of the James brothers & their crimes & chronicles the murder trial that took down their infamous gang.
These days, summiting Mount Everest is like a high altitude trip to Wal-Mart on a Saturday morning, where you’re standing in long lines wondering why you chose to do something so stupid. But back in 1963 when the first Americans made the climb it was much less crowded but every bit as harrowing. Written by NYT best-selling author Broughton Coburn, The Vast Unknown chronicles this history-making ascent and its significance in Cold War America.
Hardcore heavy metal fans only read the Necronomicon; for the rest of us there are books like this. Compiling over 250 interviews with the giants of metal and several of its sub-genres, Louder Than Hell explores the darker side of the steadfast metal movement, featuring bands like Sabbath, Slayer, Maiden, Metallica, Priest, Pantera, and 666 more.
Texas is the land of smoked meat. And this time, we’re talking barbecue not making another crude & outdated reference to Debbie Does Dallas. The first in a new Anthony Bourdain series, this book by barbecue snob Daniel Vaughn takes you on an A to Z tour of Texas BBQ filled with recipes, tips, & secrets guaranteed to help you get your meat smoked properly.
With all the books out there about people who survived the plane crash/ship sinking/Siberian winter, you might start thinking that survival against all odds isn’t so “miraculous” after all. Into The Abyss is about a 1984 plane crash in the remote backcountry of Alberta. 4 out of 10 survived. 1 of them was an outlaw prisoner being transported. Find out what he did when they took off the handcuffs.
Baseball fans of all ages know the name of the legendary Yankees centerfielder Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio. But who knew his 2 brothers Vince & Dom were also passionate about baseball? Acclaimed sports writer Tim Clavin explores the era and the culture of the game, offering up a vivid biography of the three brothers and their pursuit of the American dream.