Every athlete & most fans know that illegal, performance-enhancing steroids are as prevalent in pro sports as Gatorade and trophy wives. Why only cycling and baseball take the wrap is much less clear. This book explores the highly public Biogenesis steroid scandal that brought A-Rod from being the highest paid athlete in baseball down to, well, actually he still makes the most.
Blu-ray versions of Spielberg classics like Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Jurassic Park are just a few of the highlights in this expansive 8-disc collection celebrating one of America’s most prolific directors. Hours upon hours of supplemental films and featurettes dig into the archives, special effects, and making-of his most popular films.
Before you read the first page, you know how this one ends but nonetheless the first-person memoir of an innocent man who spent 25 years locked in prison for the alleged murder of his own wife is an unbelievable tale of injustice, hope, and if you can believe it, forgiveness.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of America’s foremost comic creators, Marvel Comics, Taschen Books has created a Hulk-size, full-color, 720-page tome to honor superheroes from Spider-Man to Thor to Captain America. Featuring insights, essays & bios from the artists, writers & experts, it is also packed with over 2000 images.
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.