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OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art at werd.com

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art

OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s worth of greatest hits from more than 40 artists & your favorite acts.

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set at werd.com

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set

The Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set from Penguin assembles special-edition hardcovers of 6 Sci-Fi & fantasy masterpieces:  The Once and Future King by T. H. White, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, & Neuromancer by William Gibson. The set is boxed in a Lucite Jewel Case, perfectly suited to this far-out collection.

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend at werd.com

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

Geraldo didn’t find anything in the vault but this new book reveals the real life and legacy of Al Capone, the most infamous mobster of all time. It goes beyond the headlines and lore of this Prohibition-era gangster and his well-publicized crimes, instead relying on the exhaustive research of National Book Award-winning biographer Deidre Bair to paint the portrait of a complex character. Sinister, certainly, but much more than just a cold-blooded killer.

Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook at werd.com

Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook

You may have tried a prison-style workout in your hotel room but how about jailhouse cooking? Well, you can now. Written by infamous ex-con, MIT lecturer and multi-platinum rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep, Commissary Kitchen shares his recipes and ruminations on prison life—the challenges of staying healthy and sane with limited access to food & basic kitchen essentials.

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town at werd.com

Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

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.

A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer at werd.com A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer at werd.com

A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer

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.

Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story at werd.com

Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story

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.

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston at werd.com

A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

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.

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young at werd.com

QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young

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.

Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck at werd.com

Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck

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.

The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World at werd.com

The Tetris Effect: The Game that Hypnotized the World

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.

The Stanley Kubrick Archives at werd.com

The Stanley Kubrick Archives

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.

How to Make a Spaceship at werd.com

How to Make a Spaceship

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

Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition at werd.com

Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition

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The ultimate Hobbit/LOR series movie box set will soon be available. The Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 Blu-ray discs: Extended cuts of An Unexpected Journey, Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers, and Return of the King, plus all the extensive behind-the-scenes documentaries. Each film is packaged as an ancient leather-bound book and comes in a wooden bookshelf. The collection also includes Bilbo & Frodo’s Red Book of Westmarch featuring re-created concept art from the films. Available October 4th.