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Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars at werd.com

Dave Grohl’s Mom Pens From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars

Want the real dirt on someone? Just ask their mom. In From Cradle to Stage: Stories from the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars, Dave Grohl’s mother Virginia, does precisely that. She interviewed the mothers of Dr. Dre, Michael Stipe, Amy Winehouse, Mike D of The Beastie Boys, and many more, sharing personal stories of their superstar kids.

Read Up On Golf’s First Icon, Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer at werd.com

Read Up On Golf’s First Icon, Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

If you’ve read the recently-released autobiography and still want more Arnold Palmer, get your hands on Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer. In addition to his incredible life and legacy, this book explores his entrepreneurship, a pioneer in landing the million-dollar endorsement deals so common today. Author Tom Callahan knew Palmer well and tapped key people in the legend’s life for commentary in this book.

Read The Black Hand Before DiCaprio Makes the Movie at werd.com

Read The Black Hand Before DiCaprio Makes the Movie

The Black Hand tells the gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America and the brilliant Italian-born detective Joseph Petrosino, the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” who scoured the New York City Underground trying to stop the lawlessness & ultimately gave his life. Paramount Studios has optioned the film rights with plans to star Leonardo DiCaprio.

This Land Captures Classic America in an Expansive Collection of Contemporary Photos at werd.com

This Land Captures Classic America in an Expansive Collection of Contemporary Photos

After the shock of the 9/11 attacks, photographer Jack Spencer set out on an epic mission to explore and document the American landscape from coast-to-coast. Thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles of driving later, This Land is a collection of his most moving images. Using monochromes and distressed black-and-whites, the images of iconic places and classic themes become timeless statements of American identity.

An Unlikely Tale Of Friendship Between a CIA Spy & a Soviet Double Agent at werd.com

An Unlikely Tale Of Friendship Between a CIA Spy & a Soviet Double Agent

Spies In The Family is a true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer. It is the story of 2 families, the author’s father, who was exposed as a CIA spy in the 1970s and his Soviet counterpart, double-agent Fedorovich Polyakov. Over the years, the two men developed a close friendship which spanned continents & decades and endured to the final days of their lives.

New Literary Biography: Ernest Hemingway, Russian Spy at werd.com

New Literary Biography: Ernest Hemingway, Russian Spy

Along with his Nobel Prize winning novels and larger-than-life persona, it turns out Ernest Hemingway was also a Russian spy. Deep research from author Nicholas Reynolds reveals a complex and expansive web of espionage that ranges from hunting for Nazi subs to Soviet NKVD operations to his connection to revolutionaries and influence in the FBI.

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s at werd.com

Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s

Led by a brawling band of eventual Hall Of Famers that included Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, and Vida Blue the Oakland A’s of the 1970s brought drama & personality to America’s game like no team before or since. This raucous tale chronicles their three straight championship streak and the characters that knocked baseball into the modern age.