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75 Years of Capitol Records at werd.com

75 Years of Capitol Records

From the Beatles to The Beach Boys to The Beastie Boys, & beyond, Capitol Records is one of the most prolific record labels of all time. To celebrate 75 years of hit recordings, they teamed up with Taschen to create an oversized, 492-page hardcover history that covers it all, with photos, stories, and details behind some of the greatest records ever made.

TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges at werd.com

TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges

Fronted by the original rock-n-roll anti-hero Iggy Pop, The Stooges were the prototypical punk rock band—a mold they not only created with sweat, sex, & distortion but one they happily broke wide open with every show and subsequent album. Told in Iggy’s own words, this book takes a long look backwards at the life, times, and legacy of the band that pushed it all over the edge.

The Daily Show (The Book) at werd.com

The Daily Show (The Book)

Television just hasn’t been the same since John Stewart’s self-style brand of political satire, news, & comedy on the 23X Emmy-award winning Daily Show went away. But now, The Daily Show (The Book) comes as consolation; an oral history that details the show’s legacy from its origins to timeless highlights to its most poignant & ridiculous moments.

Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol at werd.com

Lonely Boy: Tales of a Sex Pistol

In Lonely Boy, seminal punk rock axe-man Steve Jones of the genre-defining Sex Pistols shares his origin story—an abused & neglected kid who raised himself on the streets of London, inspired the inception of the punk scene & went on to become a global rock icon.

Taschen HR Giger Limited Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Taschen HR Giger Limited Collector’s Edition

Best known for the horrific sci-fi monster he created in Ridley Scott’s original Alien film, the dark and psychedelic artwork of HR Giger has now been collected into a limited-edition Sumo-sized compendium covering his entire creative output. 400 pages of massive prints, fold-outs, essays, and insights from Giger scholars as well as the artist’s own writings.

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.