On a mission to extract primitive art from New Guinea in the 1960s, Rich-boy American adventurer Michael Rockefeller went missing. In this book, award-winning journalist Carl Hoffman retraces Rockefeller’s journey into the heart of headhunter & cannibal territory, entering his own theory on what really happened to Rockefeller in the jungles.
Ex-Wall Street trader Joe Peta turned his risk-analysis skills to gambling on baseball, creating a baseball “hedge fund” with a 41% return in its first year. In his new book he shares his secrets as well as stories from the shadowy world of high stakes sports gambling.
Slam Magazine editor Ben Osborne and a crew of serious sneakerheads put together SLAM Kicks: Basketball Sneakers that Changed the Game. It’s a celebration of basketball shoe history both on and off the court, plus it features all of the sport’s most iconic shoes from the 1930s to today.
Fans of true crime, this is all you. Author Walter Kirn retells his unbelievable but true tale from 1998—how an anonymous internet dog adoption drew him into a bizarre 15-year relationship with a wealthy New York socialite who turned out to be an imposter, child kidnapper and a murderer.
Before World War II, the big movie studios controlled Hollywood films: the talent, the distribution, & direction of the movies. This book tracks the stories of five influential directors who, during the war turned their efforts to war films, shaping how the world viewed the war, and through the post-war period, how these same directors changed Hollywood.
Biz Stone is one of the co-creators of Twitter, a guy who has made zillions and changed the world through—as his new book purports—creative thinking. The book is chock full of personal stories and witticisms about how he did it.
The only laughter produced by the TV show Full House came from a can. And that’s not Bob Saget’s fault because when he’s on the road doing stand-up he’s one of comedy’s raunchiest and most entertaining voices. In his debut book Saget gives readers a look into his well-developed dark side. Thanks, Bob.
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.