Maybe you don’t remember him from high school but General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the great characters of American history. His “scorched earth” battle tactics against the Confederates made him a hero of the civil war. He then went on to become a key player in the creation of the transcontinental railroad, the Gold Rush, and American military politics. This deeply researched book of the quintessential 19th century man covers both his professional achievements and complex personal life in rich detail.
When it comes to sex, drugs, and funk, Rick James has no equal. The hitmaker, producer, and “Super Freak” was a legendary party animal, cocksman, and addict whose music provided him with more than enough money to immerse himself in all his vices, and yet somehow Rick lived long enough to tell the tale and it’s all in here, in his own words.
The Thug Kitchen website has attracted millions of devout fans and followers because it makes mincemeat of the vapid, pretentious musings of the Gwyneth Paltrow variety and replaces them with honest ideas about food and getting more of what’s good for you. As in, eat your “Goddamn vegetables!” Now these culinary thugs have written a cookbook. One that guys like us might actually open.
Having a girl’s name wasn’t Kim Philby’s biggest problem. As one of Britain’s greatest spies, he rose through the ranks providing counterintelligence against the Soviets during the cold war. But as it later turned out, Philby was a traitor feeding western secrets & intel straight back to Moscow for over 20 years.
Master bartender and blogger Jeffrey Morgenthaler says bartending is not an art but rather a craft. He believes that making a better tasting, better looking cocktail comes down to technique and knowledge. In this comprehensive guide to cocktail craft, he breaks it all down from ingredients to methods.
Stopping just short of showing you how to distill your own moonshine, this book is a history of America’s most infamous liquor and author Jaime Joyce thoroughly explores the legends and lore of America’s early ’shiners as well as its origins, legal history and pop-cultural significance.
Jack Devine was a CIA operative who ran with the rebels in Afghanistan, chased down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and spent his career doing lots of other black file dirty work for the CIA. This is his memoir.
Most of us just want a liquid vacation; a buzz to temporarily erase the sad truth called reality. But, surely there are a few others out there who actually care about the “science” of how booze happens. This one’s for you. From distilling to fermentation to aging, this book explores & explains the biology of the world’s most popular adult beverages.
Voted “Number One Partier In The Nation” by Rolling Stone, Bret Kreischer is a maniac, comedian and now author. The movie Van Wilder was based on Bret’s real life, so you know this dude’s got stories. Like the time he wrestled a bear on national television …
Harrison Ford’s son Ben is an adventurous chef. Like Indiana Jones wearing an apron. In addition to recipes and advice on how to cook for large groups, Ben shares stories about growing up with his famous actor dad. But it’s not just fluff, Ben Ford spent years studying under some of California’s most famous chefs—and not just the ones employed by his dad.