As the 75th Anniversary of the Man Of Steel draws nigh, Comic fanatic, researcher & author Brad Ricca is releasing the never-before-told tale of the two kids who created Superman: Joe Shuster and Jerry Siege. The book dives deep into the creation of the character, includes early art, and opens up the mysterious lives of its creators after they sold Superman to the suits for a measly $130.
Carnivals & carnies are universally creepy. Imagine what grim weirdness they’ll concoct when controlled by the mind of Stephen King? Packed with crime, mystery, & even ghosts, King’s latest looks to be another twisted classic. It will also be available only in classic format: the paperback. No Nook, no Kindle, etc. King’s love of old school paperbacks is keeping this one paper only.
Sharpshooter, cancer survivor, and American Army Sergeant Dillard CJ Johnson has killed over 2600 of his fellow humans fighting in various recent wars. That’s the high score. And he didn’t just get a book deal for his achievements, he got the Silver Star, too. This is his autobiography.
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.