Featuring a feast of macabre ephemera, including skulls, mummified body parts, occult objects, and various carnival, side-show and criminal objects, this book gives insight into the bizarre world of collectors of creepy stuff. Centered on 15 collectors it features extensive interviews with each collector plus specially shot imagery detailing their objects.
Since the days of conquistadors, tales have been told of a lost city in the jungles of Honduras. Called the White City or Lost City of the Monkey God, it was discovered in 1940 by a journalist who committed suicide without revealing its location. In 2012, aided by advanced digital mapping technology, author Douglas Preston led a team to the site but after a brutal journey—and one of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century, the team contracted a lethal and incurable illness.
Famed Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken “The Snake” Stabler is considered the original bad boy of the infamous Men In Black & maybe even the whole NFL. He was a hard-partying, unrepentant badass who despite his off-field appetites became the 1974 NFL MVP, a four-time Pro-bowler, and a Super Bowl champion. The kind of guy they write books about. And this is the book.
Bringing together more than 700 high-impact photos from the National Geographic image archive, the oversized, 962-page hardcover National Geographic, The United States of America presents a state-by-state visual history of an ever-changing America.
This is the definitive biography of the last true rock-n-roll outlaw, Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister, a chain-smoking, whiskey-swilling, nonstop touring journeyman whose influence electrified generations of metal heads and musicians. From humor to sadness to deep insights into the mythic man, this book takes a brutally frank look at Lemmy’s life.
The long-awaited life-story of cinema legend & Star Wars creator George Lucas, this new biography written by award-winning author Brian Jay Jones, delves deep into the life & times of the man who not only created Luke Skywalker & Han Solo but also another legendary blockbuster, Indiana Jones.
From the Beatles to The Beach Boys to The Beastie Boys, & beyond, Capitol Records is one of the most prolific record labels of all time. To celebrate 75 years of hit recordings, they teamed up with Taschen to create an oversized, 492-page hardcover history that covers it all, with photos, stories, and details behind some of the greatest records ever made.
Fronted by the original rock-n-roll anti-hero Iggy Pop, The Stooges were the prototypical punk rock band—a mold they not only created with sweat, sex, & distortion but one they happily broke wide open with every show and subsequent album. Told in Iggy’s own words, this book takes a long look backwards at the life, times, and legacy of the band that pushed it all over the edge.
Television just hasn’t been the same since John Stewart’s self-style brand of political satire, news, & comedy on the 23X Emmy-award winning Daily Show went away. But now, The Daily Show (The Book) comes as consolation; an oral history that details the show’s legacy from its origins to timeless highlights to its most poignant & ridiculous moments.
In Lonely Boy, seminal punk rock axe-man Steve Jones of the genre-defining Sex Pistols shares his origin story—an abused & neglected kid who raised himself on the streets of London, inspired the inception of the punk scene & went on to become a global rock icon.