Red rum. Red rum. That creepy little telepathic kid Danny from The Shining is now a middle-aged man. Time flies, right? Anyway, Doctor Sleep: A Novel is Stephen King’s follow-up to the 1977 horror classic. Didn’t see that coming, did you? Due out in September.
The Vagos are an outlaw biker gang. Not the fun kind like you see on TV and in old 60s movies, more of the crystal meth crime ring/cop killer type. Amazingly, author George Rowe volunteered to go undercover for the Feds for 3 years, infiltrating & eventually exposing the clubs’ activities. Sure, he lived to tell the tale but the Vagos continue their manhunt for Rowe & they will ’til the day he dies.
Try to picture a survival scenario on par with the bleakness of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Only multiply it by 100 because this story is true. In 1913, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition got lost on the Arctic ice. Nearly a month later, he re-appeared at basecamp as a barely living skeleton. He survived! Illustrated with photos from the expedition.
In 1957, a secret Cosa Nostra conference was held in upstate New York to work out the bloody war of succession among the top bosses of America’s most infamous crime families. Vito Genovese, the Gambinos, Joe Bonnano and other bigwigs were all present when one small-town lawman orchestrated a raid that exposed the mafia to America and kicked off a federal crackdown on organized crime.
In the pantheon of weirdly epic 80s films, Repo Man is one of the very best. Total cult classic. Emilio Estevez plays an LA punk rocker turned repo man & Harry Dean Stanton is his mentor in this offbeat car chase-crime-comedy-alien-punk rock extravaganza. This new Criterion Collection Blu-ray comes out in April. Intense!
Pop music mogul and legendary record company CEO Tommy Mottola introduced us to stars like Mariah Carey, J-Lo, and Gloria Estefan, he managed Michael Jackson, and worked alongside scores of mega-acts from Aerosmith to Bob Dylan to Pearl Jam. This is Tommy’s story in the music biz “from Elvis to the iPod” told by the man himself.
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.