Australian journalist Nick Bryant is a foreign correspondent for the BBC. He covers war, politics, and other chaos all over the world. In his new book, he says all the things he cannot say in the dull and overlooked reporting he sends back to the newsroom.
This book is an oral history told by the people who made up Detroit Rock City from the late 60s to today. Names like Iggy Pop, Jack White, Wayne Kramer and Ted Nugent; classic venues like the Grande Ballroom & Eastown Theatre, and more, tell the tale of a city that really rocks.
Baseball and cocaine? Hey, it was the 80s. For 3-time World Series pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, strikeouts were the name of the game but soon his recreational drug use went into extra innings, resulting in scandal, rehab, and eventually, utter collapse. His new memoir chronicles the record-breaking highs, the lowest lows, and finally the redemption of one of baseball’s living legends.
If you haven’t seen an M.C. Escher print since you moved out of the dorms, you’re not alone. His art does go great with experimental drug use & keg beer. But to be fair, there’s more to the artist than the “trippy” aspect of his work. This forthcoming book from fine bookmakers Thames & Hudson is a vast catalog of Escher’s mind-bending geometric illustrations, lithographs & woodprints, including insights into his artistic process.
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.
Can you do 1-armed, 2-finger push-ups? How about 50 reps of 1-armed pull-ups? Bruce Lee could. The little strong man’s most famous films are about to be released on Blu-ray in a 7-disc set that includes new HD renderings of The Big Boss, Fist Of Fury, Way Of The Dragon and Game Of Death as well as two documentaries, Bruce Lee: The Legend and I Am Bruce Lee plus over two hours of bonus content.
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.
Having sold over 10 million copies of Gran Turismo 5, you knew that sooner or later Gran Turismo 6 would be coming down the road. The new game lets you choose from 1200 cars, drive them in 31 locations and burn rubber on 71 different course layouts. Demo out in July for PS3.