Before becoming the world’s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea’s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. In this almost slapstick but totally true story, Jong-II ordered the kidnapping of South Korea’s most famous actress & her ex-husband who was the country’s most famous filmmaker with the goal of making better Communist films.
Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Our government may have waterboarded and sleep deprived him but still no criminal charges 12 years later. This is Slahi’s terrifying and tragic memoir—the first and only published diary of a still-imprisoned Gitmo detainee.
In The Whistleblower, the fascinating yet nearly unknown role of the referee is artfully revealed. Author Bob Katz spent a season on the road with college basketball referees, watching games they officiated, listening in on their candid conversations in locker rooms and hotel lobbies, and explored the challenges they must regularly confront.
Tequila Mockingbird is the ultimate cocktail book for the literary obsessed and the rest of us who desperately want a drink any time the conversation turns to books. Recipes like Romeo and Julep, A Rum of One’s Own, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita give you a taste of what’s inside.
Maybe your dog has what it takes to become an elite military operative. One way to find out: read this book on how to train your dog like the Navy Seal way. Best-Selling author and canine training specialist Mike Ritland shares 15-years of expertise and proven methods for turning your dog into the family’s ultimate best friend.
Featuring classic illustrations of pin-up girls from artists like Gil Elvgren, Vargas, Driben, Bolles, and more this post card set is packaged in a bespoke cardboard case, with a ribbon to pull up the cards. The collection includes 2 copies of each card which will make it a bit easier to actually mail one to somebody.
Richard Pryor was no-doubt a comedic genius. His unlikely path from growing up in his mother’s brothel to the heights of Hollywood fame is fully chronicled in this new book from Scot Saul, who used interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals, and screenplay drafts to create Pryor’s definitive biography.
Whether you hunted the beast yourself or ordered it from some exotic online butcher, the Wild Gourmet cookbook will show you how to prepare everything from salmon to whitetail, wild boar to quail, elk, and more. With recipes from a range of prominent American chefs, the book also includes wine pairing recommendations and a bonus illustrated wild game meat poster.
Fans of Criterion Collection films and design nerds alike will find plenty to ogle in this 306-page hardcover showcasing the art and illustration from many of the world’s most important & influential films.
Through the 80s & 90s, Gary Larson’s The Far Side was a popular, syndicated comic seen in newspapers around the world. The Complete Far Side is a new 3-volume softcover box set that contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated—over 4,000 total.