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Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors at werd.com

Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors

We are beer nerds and wine aficionados and soon, we’ll be steak snobs. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe not but there’s a craft beef revolution underway in this country. On farms, in butcher shops, and at restaurants coast to coast. The result: way better steaks. This book digs deep into the details behind the growing Craft Beef movement; what to look for & where to find it.

I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir at werd.com

I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir

Superstar first baseman Keith Hernandez claimed eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League MVP Award, and enjoyed an illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets. This is the story of his life and legacy in baseball and beyond, told in his own words.

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York at werd.com

Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

This is the first contemporary investigative account of Blackwell’s, an infamous 19th century insane asylum/prison on the banks of New York’s East River, today called Roosevelt Island. The book follows Reverend William Glenney French, who ministered to Blackwell residents, and through his detailed diaries explores the madness, depravity, and inhumanity that went on here.

Being a Skate Dad Sure Isn’t Easy at werd.com

Being a Skate Dad Sure Isn’t Easy

Kickflip Boys is the story of a father’s struggle to understand his skateboarder sons, both willful challengers of authority and convention, and to accept his role as a vulnerable “skate dad” while confronting his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future. So basically, it’s every father’s tale. Just with kickflips.

Get It Just Right With <i>Japan: The Cookbook</i> at werd.com

Get It Just Right With Japan: The Cookbook

From soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and vegetables, Japan: The Cookbook has more than 400 inspiring recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. These iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes as well as stylized photos.

<i>Through a Different Lens</i> Celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s Early Photography at werd.com

Through a Different Lens Celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s Early Photography

In 1945, at just 17 years old, Stanley Kubrick was a staff photographer for Look Magazine. This new monograph from Taschen collects 300 images from the burgeoning artist’s early years at Look, where he shot features that celebrated life in New York. The collection includes tear sheets, photo essays, and an introduction by photo critic Luc Sante. The book’s release coincides with the opening of a major show at the Museum Of The City Of New York.

The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia at werd.com

The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia

Based on two decades of research, the story of the Vory—as the Russian mafia is also known—is one you probably haven’t heard before. They are Russia’s much-feared crime class, a group born early in the 1900s from Gulags and criminal camps, where they developed a unique culture identified by signature tattoos, an oath to the thieves’ code, forbidding all paid employment and cooperation with law enforcement and the state.

Coming Soon: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams at werd.com

Coming Soon: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams

From his breakout role in Mork & Mindy to his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a comedian and actor of singular talent who made an indelible mark on American entertainment. And this new book is the definitive biography. Written by New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, it draws on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, ultimately revealing that Williams’ comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt. Coming May 15.

Questlove Can Help You On Your Creative Quest at werd.com

Questlove Can Help You On Your Creative Quest

Questlove of the Roots is a famed percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, music journalist, record producer, occasional actor, and now, self-help author. In Creative Quest, he synthesizes all the creative philosophies, lessons, and stories he’s heard from the many creators and collaborators in his life, and reflects on his own experience, to advise readers and fans on how to consider creativity and where to find it.

<i>Rocket Men</i> Chronicles Man’s First Journey to the Moon at werd.com

Rocket Men Chronicles Man’s First Journey to the Moon

Researched and written by New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers, Rocket Men is the riveting inside story of the Apollo 8 moon mission— the boldest, riskiest test of America’s greatness amid the pressures of 1968—the year of the Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the feverish space race with the USSR. This book follows the three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind’s historic first mission to the Moon.

Do Angels Need Haircuts? Collects The Poetry Of Lou Reed at werd.com

Do Angels Need Haircuts? Collects The Poetry Of Lou Reed

This slim volume is the first to be produced by the Lou Reed Archive. It gathers poems, photographs from the era by Mick Rock, Moe Tucker, and others plus images from rare poetry zines, and a 7-inch record of previously unreleased audio of Reed’s 1971 St. Mark s Church reading, giving readers a look into a little known side of one of the most unique voices in American pop culture.