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.
Written by leading American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a pair of his colleagues from Princeton, Welcome To The Universe breaks down the latest discoveries & research in our solar system, covering planets, stars, galaxies black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Arguably the most important golfer the game will ever know, the late, great Arnold Palmer recently penned his own memoir. In A Life Well Played, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life and shares his stories of success, grace under pressure, humility, hard work & memories of his fans and friends. Available in October.
Pro Wrestler & 80s icon Rowdy Roddy Piper was a larger-than-life entertainer who, along with his nemesis Hulk Hogan, helped make pro wrestling huge. Hot Rodd also appeared in more than 50 films including the lead in John Carpenter’s cult classic, They Live. In 2015 just after beginning work on his incredible autobiography, he died of a heart attack. The book has now been completed by his son and daughter.
There’s more to actor Bryan Cranston than his role in Breaking Bad—not that there would need to be, considering it was one of the most popular shows in the history of TV. But in his own words, Cranston tells his life story. A chaotic upbringing as a child actor, a career in law enforcement, and eventually, the road back to acting. Filled with grit & truth, he includes all the details of his incredible journey.
In this new memoir, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented inside look at what it takes to become a legendary professional quarterback. From his youth to his days as an 8th string QB at BYU to the plays and wins that made him a household name, Young tells all.
The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Thug Kitchen are back with another bangin’ culinary classic. Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck features more than 100 recipes designed to get you on a more healthy program. It’s packed with nutritional info and shows you how to not only cook green but save some green, too.
Created in 1984, Tetris went on to become one of the most recognizable & profitable video games of all time—right alongside Pac-Man. This trivia-filled book by Dan Ackerman tells the amazing tale of the Soviet programmer who created it on antiquated computers & how this simple game became a global sensation that in its lifetime netted over a billion in sales.
A complete compendium of still images taken from the works of master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick—everything from Killer’s Kiss To Eyes Wide Shut. As part of Taschen Books’ Bibliotheca Universalis series, the 864-page Stanley Kubrick Archives is a photo book that also includes personal material like sketches, screenplays, drafts, notes, and shooting schedules.
The ambitious race to build and launch a manned civilian spacecraft is one of the great entrepreneurial undertakings of our time. This book tells the story of SpaceShipOne—the first-ever commercial spacecraft, funded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—and a group of visionaries’ obsessive pursuit to realize a private space program