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Furious George at werd.com Furious George at werd.com

Furious George

In his no-holds-barred memoir, Legendary NBA coach George Karl—the most outspoken and combative coach in the league’s history as well as one of the most successful—reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court.

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story at werd.com

Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story

In Valley Of The Gods, reporter Alexandra Wolfe follows three young & ambitious Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with big dreams of their tech start-ups becoming the next world-changing business: an Uber, Tesla, or Facebook. Wolfe gains intimate access into the strange & competitive new world of the business ruling class.

America the Ingenious at werd.com

America the Ingenious

Stories of American innovation. This book presents detailed origin stories on 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone.

National Geographic Infographics at werd.com

National Geographic Infographics

For its entire 128 years in publication, National Geographic has supported its massive editorial output and educated the world with data and infographics that help make it easier for the layman to understand important issues & info. This new full-color book from Taschen assembles 480-pages of this material, covering History, The Planet, Being Human, the Animal World, the World of Plants, Science and Technology, and Space.

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980 at werd.com

Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-1980

Though it arguably started in the states, punk rock as an artistic & cultural movement really took hold in 70s Britain as a youthful, rebellious response to the social and economic strife of the era. This book showcases an unrivaled collection of visually striking ephemera from the punk subculture: 500 artifacts – DIY ‘zines,’ gig posters, flyers, and badges – from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups, creating a comprehensive assemblage of the look, feel, & visual style of the genre.

Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer at werd.com

Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

Have you heard of America’s most prolific serial killer? Gacy, Gein, Dahmer? Nope. In 2013 Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. Currently serving concurrent life sentences for murdering babies and patients at his “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, Gosnell’s story is one not just of murder but media cover-ups, political negligence, and bureaucratic bungling.

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.