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.
Written by leading American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a pair of his colleagues from Princeton, Welcome To The Universe breaks down the latest discoveries & research in our solar system, covering planets, stars, galaxies black holes, wormholes, and time travel.
Wayne Gretzky is hockey’s undisputed G.O.A.T. and in this new book he discusses candidly, for the first time, what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known, weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career.
The officially-licensed Star Wars R2-D2 coffee press holds 32 ounces (4 cups) of your morning fuel supply. R2’s body is made of BPA-free plastic, the removable carafe is made of glass & dishwasher safe, and the plunger is made of food-grade stainless. Stands 9” tall.
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.
It’s easy to complicate the homebrewing process with all of the specialized “must have” equipment they say you need. This book takes a different approach. It’s a comprehensive guide that walks you through every step of the process using a minimum of equipment. And it covers all sorts of brews: American, European, and British beers, as well as specialty beers like sours, lagers, and lambics.
With original art and hand-lettered designs, the Camp Cards decks were created through a collaboration between 1924US and adventure brand Bradley Mountain. The cards were precision printed by the U.S. Playing Card Co. and the box features match strike on the side for stoking your pipe or starting that campfire.
For those who love the game of golf but know better than to take it too seriously, there’s an irreverent new brand. William Murray is the home of Bill Murray’s self-styled golf polos, button-ups, golf shorts, hats, and T-shirts. Yes, Bill Murray. Expect a revolving lineup of fun, fashionably-designed one-offs.
Roku just came out swinging with a whole new line of streaming devices. 5 in total. They range from basic to packed-with-features. The Roku Express & Express+ both feature 1080p output and come with an IR remote that has shortcut buttons for popular streaming channels. The Premiere & Premiere+ devices support 4K resolutions at up to 60 fps. Leading the release is the Roku Ultra which features everything found in the Premier+ but also adds Dolby Digital/Digital Plus encoding, a USB port for local media playback and an enhanced remote. Time to cut the cable if you haven’t already.
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.