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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.

Frank Gehry is Just One of the Geniuses Teaching a Course at MasterClass

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MasterClass offers in-depth online instructional courses on a variety of topics, taught by true masters who reveal their personal secrets & insights. Learn acting from Kevin Spacey, tennis from Serena Williams, photography from Annie Leibovitz among many more. The next course on the calendar is a design & architecture seminar taught by none other than Frank Gehry.

The Operator at werd.com

The Operator

Told in his own words, The Operator presents SEAL Team Operator Robert O’Neill’s awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and ultimately culminated in those famous shots that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

The Chosen Few at werd.com

The Chosen Few

This is the tale of a company of U.S. paratroopers who arrived in eastern Afghanistan in 2007 hoping to help the local people extend the Afghan government’s reach into this remote wilderness & quash the Taliban’s advance. Instead, they spent the next fifteen months under continuous attack, always outnumbered by Taliban fighters. Some of the “Chosen Few” survived; some did not. Two among them received the Medal of Honor for valor in combat.

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield at werd.com

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield

With the release of a new album in 2016—the first in a decade—Metallica proves yet again to be an enduring & unquestionably influential force in heavy rock. In this biography of front-man James Hetfield, music writer Mark Eglinton uses exclusive, firsthand interviews with prominent rock stars and key figures in Hetfield’s life to construct the definitive account of metal’s heaviest hitter.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI at werd.com

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 NYT best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, comes this true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the Osage Indians of Oklahoma were some of the country’s richest—vast oil reserves were discovered on their lands. But one by one, the richest Osage families were murdered in cold blood. 24 people in total and under the direction of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI badly bungled their first big murder case.

Dueling with Kings at werd.com

Dueling with Kings

Written by former WSJ sports journalist and fantasy sports addict Daniel Barbarisi, Dueling With Kings is the author’s exploration of the strange and chaotic inner-workings of DFS—Daily Fantasy Sports and the high stakes battle for market supremacy between FanDuel & DraftKings.

Where Bartenders Drink at werd.com

Where Bartenders Drink

This here is an insider’s guide built on the insight & expertise of more than 300 passionate & terminally thirsty mixologists. A global resource of more than 750 recommendations on where to get a great drink—from dirty dives to legendary hotel bars. Maps, reviews, directions—everything you need except the bar stool.

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Furious George

In his no-holds-barred memoir, Legendary NBA coach George Karl—the most outspoken and combative coach in the league’s history as well as one of the most successful—reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court.

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story at werd.com

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

In Valley Of The Gods, reporter Alexandra Wolfe follows three young & ambitious Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with big dreams of their tech start-ups becoming the next world-changing business: an Uber, Tesla, or Facebook. Wolfe gains intimate access into the strange & competitive new world of the business ruling class.

America the Ingenious at werd.com

America the Ingenious

Stories of American innovation. This book presents detailed origin stories on 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone.

National Geographic Infographics at werd.com

National Geographic Infographics

For its entire 128 years in publication, National Geographic has supported its massive editorial output and educated the world with data and infographics that help make it easier for the layman to understand important issues & info. This new full-color book from Taschen assembles 480-pages of this material, covering History, The Planet, Being Human, the Animal World, the World of Plants, Science and Technology, and Space.