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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story at werd.com

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

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.

Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler at werd.com

Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler

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.

Lemmy: The Definitive Biography at werd.com

Lemmy: The Definitive Biography

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.

George Lucas: A Life at werd.com

George Lucas: A 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.

75 Years of Capitol Records at werd.com

75 Years of Capitol Records

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.

TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges at werd.com

TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges

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.

The Daily Show (The Book) at werd.com

The Daily Show (The Book)

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.

Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol at werd.com

Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol

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.

Taschen HR Giger Limited Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Taschen HR Giger Limited Collector’s Edition

Best known for the horrific sci-fi monster he created in Ridley Scott’s original Alien film, the dark and psychedelic artwork of HR Giger has now been collected into a limited-edition Sumo-sized compendium covering his entire creative output. 400 pages of massive prints, fold-outs, essays, and insights from Giger scholars as well as the artist’s own writings.

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places at werd.com

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

In his new book, ghost-obsessed author Colin Dickey traveled all across America in search of haunted places: houses & hotels, abandoned prisons & empty hospitals. Exploring the stories that intertwine with these ghostly tales, he discovers unsolved crimes and peculiar stories that he assembles into a strange new chronicle of American history.

This Way Madness Lies at werd.com

This Way Madness Lies

History taught us that locking the mentally ill up in prison-like asylums didn’t really work. And This Way Madness Lies is an illustrated exploration of how the treatment of madness has evolved from the 17th century to today. It highlights some of the scariest & most infamous asylums, like Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, also known as Bedlam.

Impossible Collection of Wine at werd.com

Impossible Collection of Wine

The latest addition to the Assouline Ultimate Collection series, The Impossible Collection Of Wine was assembled with the expertise of Enrico Bernardo, the world’s best sommelier.  In it, Bernardo imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the twentieth century by balancing the virtues of rarity, terroir, taste, and historical mystique. With over 150 illustrations,  this hardcover comes in a limited edition wooden crate.