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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.

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.