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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.

Unemployable: 30 years of Hardcore, Skate and Street at werd.com

Unemployable: 30 years of Hardcore, Skate and Street

Unemployable is a photo-driven history of 3 Australian brothers —Stephen, Peter, and Matt Hill—who built one of the world’s biggest surf, skate, & streetwear brands: Globe International. This book follows the bros from their early beginnings as outcast skaters in the 70s through decades of infamous industry parties, tours, movies, & competitions to promote the surf, skate, & fashion scene that fueled their passions.

Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre at werd.com

Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

From New York Times best-selling author Jeff Pearlman comes an intimate and extensive look at the remarkable, improbable, & iconic life of Green Bay QB Brett Favre. Over two decades he led the Packers to two Super Bowl wins & a Championship. Drawing on more than 500 interviews with the people who know him best, this book goes beyond the highlights, headlines, & stats to reveal the man behind the facemask.

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie at werd.com

Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie

Working hand in hand with George Lucas to create the visual aesthetic of the Star Wars saga, Ralph McQuarrie is the most important & iconic artist in the history of the franchise. He designed Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, as well as producing hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork: paintings, costume designs, storyboards, posters, book covers, and album covers. This 800-page hardcover is the definitive collection of McQuarrie’s Star Wars output.

¡Buenos Nachos! at werd.com ¡Buenos Nachos! at werd.com

¡Buenos Nachos!

¡Buenos Nachos! is a modern-day tribute to Mexico’s most popular edible export and features more than 75 recipes collected from celebrities and top culinary talents. It features mouthwatering photos of  gourmet ’chos that range from the traditional and minimalist to a nacho volcano that erupts with molten cheese.

Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island at werd.com

Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island

Back in 2010 the world was chanting “Free Weezy” while the multi-platinum rap superstar Lil’ Wayne served a 8-month bid in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail on a weapon’s charge. While he was locked up he worked as a suicide prevention aid & also kept a detailed journal of his days on the cellblock. Now that journal is being published. Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island has been named a 2016 “Must Read” by Rolling Stone.

The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights at werd.com

The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights

When world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead in his Las Vegas home of an apparent heroin overdose in 1971, few believed it could be true. But there were some signs, so the story has always been clouded with mystery & conflict. In this new book, investigative journalist Shaun Assael treats the boxer’s death as a cold case, with revelations that make this an unbelievable whodunit & absolute page-turner.

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art at werd.com

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art

OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s worth of greatest hits from more than 40 artists & your favorite acts.

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set at werd.com

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set

The Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set from Penguin assembles special-edition hardcovers of 6 Sci-Fi & fantasy masterpieces:  The Once and Future King by T. H. White, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, & Neuromancer by William Gibson. The set is boxed in a Lucite Jewel Case, perfectly suited to this far-out collection.

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend at werd.com

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

Geraldo didn’t find anything in the vault but this new book reveals the real life and legacy of Al Capone, the most infamous mobster of all time. It goes beyond the headlines and lore of this Prohibition-era gangster and his well-publicized crimes, instead relying on the exhaustive research of National Book Award-winning biographer Deidre Bair to paint the portrait of a complex character. Sinister, certainly, but much more than just a cold-blooded killer.

Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook at werd.com

Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook

You may have tried a prison-style workout in your hotel room but how about jailhouse cooking? Well, you can now. Written by infamous ex-con, MIT lecturer and multi-platinum rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Commissary Kitchen shares his recipes and ruminations on prison life—the challenges of staying healthy and sane with limited access to food & basic kitchen essentials.

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town at werd.com

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

This book tells the uniquely American tale of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, a middle-class industrial boomtown built up around a massive mill owned by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company.  As the economy evolved and the mills closed down, the town decayed while crime and the crack epidemic took hold. Luckily, the town made more than steel; it made elite football players, too—Mike Ditka, Ty Law, Darrelle Revis—despite its troubles or maybe because of them. few places churned out talent like Aliquippa.