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Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations at werd.com

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Retired Navy Admiral and  author of #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, William H. McRaven is back with another action-packed and humorous book filled with life lessons from a storied military career; from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages, it is a remarkable memoir from one of America’s most accomplished leaders.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup at werd.com

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup

Penned by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne, this is the first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young yet written. Marking the band’s 50th anniversary, Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll’s most musical and turbulent supergroup. It features exclusive interviews with Crosby and Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, lovers & many more.

Grids & Guides: Notepads For Visual Thinkers at werd.com

Grids & Guides: Notepads For Visual Thinkers

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Designed for visual thinkers, these Grids & Guides notebooks are perfect for sketching, cataloging, plotting, doodling and developing. They feature handy scientific resources—from precise measurements to Pythagoras’s constant to the golden ratio—to aid in the design process or just to spark creative thinking.

Google Announces Stadia Streaming Game Platform at werd.com

Google Announces Stadia Streaming Game Platform

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Google’s cloud-based Stadia gaming platform gives anyone with a Chrome browser access to streaming AAA video games. Use laptops, desktops, and select phones and tablets & the Stadia controller that connects via wi-fi with any game you may be playing. Depending on your bandwidth, the service boasts up to 4K HDR streaming at 60 FPS. Coming this summer!

Howard Stern Comes Again at werd.com

Howard Stern Comes Again

Howard Stern said he would never write another book.  But I guess when you have a built-in audience and one of the world’s most wide-reaching platforms to promote a product, well… how could he resist.  20 years after his best selling Private Parts, we are treated to Comes Again, which will focus more on Howard’s interviews and less on his rise to radio supremacy.

Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob at werd.com

Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

Gianni Russo was a handsome 25-year-old actual mobster with no acting experience when he walked onto the set of The Godfather and entered Hollywood history. He played Carlo Rizzi, the husband of Connie Corleone, who set her brother Sonny up for a hit. Hollywood Godfather is Russo’s over-the-top memoir; the story of a life lived on the edge between danger and glamour.

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband at werd.com

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband

The Perfect Predator is a nail-biting medical mystery, the story of authors—Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, who brought a deadly stomach bug back from their Egyptian vacation—one that turned out to be among the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacterias in the world. The amazing story of the technique employed to save Tom’s life is worthy of a book. And this is it.

From Acclaimed Chicago Bar: <i>The Aviary Cocktail Book</i> at werd.com

From Acclaimed Chicago Bar: The Aviary Cocktail Book

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More than 2 years in the making, the Aviary Cocktail Book—based on Chicago’s ultra-deluxe Aviary cocktail bar—is comprised of 440 color pages featuring incredible photography that accompanies over 115 cutting-edge craft cocktail recipes. The idea was to create a book as innovative and original as the Aviary’s next-level approach to the art of mixology.

<i>Sun and Moon</i> Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above at werd.com

Sun and Moon Celebrates Our Fascination with the Skies Above

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, Sun and Moon tells the story of that burning human need to comprehend the universe in spectacular photos. From Neolithic observatories that mark the solstice to the latest space telescopes. It shows, for the first time, how the development of photography and cartography – the means of documenting other worlds – is linked indelibly to the charting of the heavens, from the first image on a glass plate to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain at werd.com

Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

Marking 25 years since the death of rock anti-hero Kurt Cobain, Serving The Servant, written by Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, brings a new perspective to the too-short life one of the most compelling icons of our time. And so far, it’s the only book written by someone who actually knew Kurt. Goldberg & Cobain worked together from ’90-’94, the years the band went from unknown punks to a paradigm-shifting rock superstars. In addition to Goldberg’s own memories & recollections, the book draws on interviews with Kurt’s friends, family, & former bandmates. Release date: April 2.

Topgun: An American Story at werd.com

Topgun: An American Story

On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the “Topgun” Navy Fighter School, the founder of this elite program, Dan Pedersen, shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. Pedersen takes readers on a thrilling ride from the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace through the historic moments in air warfare that ultimately shaped the nation’s military strategy for generations.

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo at werd.com

Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo

Drug Warrior is the story of fabled DEA Agent Jack Riley’s decades-long hunt for the world’s most wanted drug lord—Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. Set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking and America’s spiraling opioid epidemic, it is a riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA.

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter at werd.com

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter

Written by the NYT best-selling author of Dodge City, Tom Clavin, Wild Bill is The definitive true story of Wild Bill Hickok, the first lawman of the Wild West. The book chronicles his life as a frontier soldier, Union spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, actor, and ladies man. A fabled character who crossed paths with mythical cowboy-era legends like General Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs who were gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi.

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison at werd.com

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Prisoner is the dramatic memoir of Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian, who in July of 2014 was arrested by Iranian police and accused of spying for America. It is a truly harrowing and maddening tale of state corruption, tense geopolitical maneuvering, and ultimately, a high stakes negotiation involving the likes of President Barack Obama & John Kerry.