This book is a golfer’s pre-made bucket list—if you think of the 1001 world’s best golf holes as little buckets that is. This illustrated guide covers the best and most challenging golf courses, with critical, detailed break downs of each hole including full stats, facts, trivia & history.
Although author David Thomson leaves one very popular type of film out of the discussion, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies takes a sweeping look at the artistic, cultural, and social significance of film from its silent beginnings to its current state.
4-Star General Stanley McChrystal was not a whoremonger or a wannabe politician. Boring to some but if you’re interested in actual military and personal history, you’ll find his memoir enthralling. Throughout his long career McChrystal was a focused, effective leader who most recently oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the War On Terror.
Before the advent of Kickstarter, inventors with wild ideas had to find wealthy benefactors to fund their projects. In the late 1800s, Eadward Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, the pre-cursor to moving pictures, with the help of railroad mogul Leland Stanford. Muybridge was later murdered. This book delves into the history of the era and the sensational murder plot.
For the Big Lebowski fanatic who has every offshoot product from the classic film (which amounts to a Hoarders-style mountain of “stuff”), this new book by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges and his real-life Zen Master, will be The Bible. Yes, words to live by from the dude. Read up, man.
This compact, three-volume book set chronicles the rise of pin-up girly magazines from 1900-1969 covering their tame beginnings in France through their post-WWII heyday to the launch of Playboy and fetish mags in the 60s. There are even some words to read in these books if you want to do that.
Bruce Willis was already a cue ball when he starred in Die Hard exactly 25 years ago. Many, many sequels later, Willis is still one of—if not the baldest—action-adventure icon in Hollywood. This 5-disc set includes all 4 Die Hard films plus a bonus DVD called Decoding Die Hard and an infomercial on natural hair replacement. Kidding, no infomercial.
When the Porsche 911 was released 50 years ago, it looked incredible. And not once in the past 50 years have they ever made a bad one or an ugly one—even in the 80s! This 304-page book celebrates the stunning design of this enduring, iconic car with images by master photographer René Staud.
For many of us wine is the elixir of life; a vacation in a bottle. And it’s been this way for over 8000 years. If you’re interested in the history of wine, this book by prolific wine writer Paul Lukacs is a great place to start, covering the spirit’s progression in production and appreciation through the ages.
First in a series of hardcover books from the creative team of artists behind Peter Jackson’s blockbuster The Hobbit, this book features more than 1000 images of concept artwork, photos, and paintings.