In this investigative true spy story Reuters reporter and Pulitzer prize winner John Shiffman tells the incredible tale of a high-tech Homeland Security sting designed to keep America’s military weaponry out of the hands of our enemies in Iran & China.
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.
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.
Originally designed to assist downed pilots in creating a potentially life-saving fire in inhospitable environments, the Überfire works just as well for lazy dudes who just want to make a campfire as easily as flicking a Bic. The jelly-like fuel is completely hydrophobic and will start your blaze with a single spark even using wet tinder and firewood.
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.
Nothing kills the vibe at a barbecue like an empty propane tank. Avoid this backyard tragedy with Refuel, a system that uses a sensor on the tank and an app so you can monitor the propane level from your smartphone.
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.
There are a lot of multi-tools out there that are conveniently pocket-size but pretty much useless. This is not one of them. The Tool Pen is made of aluminum with a hexagonal body for good grip and features pop-out bits that are stored inside the pen shaft: screwdrivers, hex heds, & allen attachments right there at your fingertips. And no surprise, this is another fully-funded Kickstarter project.
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.
No matter how awesome your tent, sleeping bag, and pad might be, to get that restorative, energizing sleep you want in the wilderness, you better bring a pillow. And if you’re packing it all in to camp, the Aeros Premium is the one you want. It fits in the palm of your hand & weighs almost nothing but once inflated,it’s scalloped shape cradles your head on a cushion of air.