Author Tim Wainwright uses classical economics and modern business theory to explain why the multi-billion dollar drug cartels work the way they do. Based on seven years of reporting in more than a dozen countries, he provides fascinating, humorous and novel insights into a worldwide underground industry.
The latest in the Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Movie Book profiles 100 of the best movies ever made throughout the world. From the silent era to 21st century sci-fi, this book covers the most influential films with innovative graphics & straightforward writing, making the relevance of these masterpieces easier to understand.
It has happened to the best of us and apparently to the worst of us. Hitler snorting coke. Lenin going mental. These and other stories from the untold annals of history populate the pages of this entertaining first installment in a new series from historian Giles Miles called History’s Unknown Chapters.
Based loosely on the story of original Rolling Stones member Ian Stewart who was booted from the band for not having the rockstar look, but later became a roadie for the band, Howard Massey’s fictional tale of broken rock-n-roll dreams gives readers an all-access pass to the wild world of big-time music biz.
Very few people have the temperament or stomach for the bloody, traumatic work of an EMT. This is the true story of Keith Hazzard, a guy who walked away from safe, secure employment to try his hand at saving lives.
Written by an anonymous NFL backup player who, despite hating the game of football, managed to rise to the sport’s most elite ranks. He spent 2 seasons earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to stand on the sidelines doing nothing until a starting lineman is injured & suddenly he gets called in. Sparing no details of what really goes on inside the game, Johnny Anonymous reveals a never-before-seen side of the NFL.
Created to celebrate the upcoming 100-year anniversary of our national Park System, this 160-page hardcover features info and artwork for all 59 parks highlighted by the colorful, iconic poster series designed by American graphic designer Joel Anderson.
Featuring profiles of 40 of Europe’s most celebrated chefs, including the likes of Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura, Fergus Henderson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Marco Pierre White & more, Inside Chefs’ Fridges, Europe reveals each chef’s secret local ingredients, essential items to always keep in the fridge, plus 2 of their favorite home recipes.
When trying to grasp a complicated topic, excess Jargonese and incomprehensible technical terms do not help matters. This book’s author breaks down big ideas using simple, everyday language. Turning human cells, microwave technology, the physics of helicopters, & the Solar System into simple stuff.
James Peisker and Chris Carter own & operate Nashville’s now-infamous Porter Road Butcher; a landmark in the city’s food scene. Their new book will teach you techniques & trade secrets for grinding, seasoning, stuffing, & smoking your own sausages at home.