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Edward Snowden Autobiography: <i>Permanent Record</i> at werd.com

Edward Snowden Autobiography: Permanent Record

Permanent Record is the story of American whistleblower Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. In this new autobiography he reveals for the first time the story of his life, from his early years to the classified NSA & CIA leaks he published to his current exile in Russia. Available September 17.

Golf: The Impossible Collection at werd.com

Golf: The Impossible Collection

Assouline continues to add ambitious & incredibly crafted books to its Ultimate Collection. The latest is a 20-pound, 200 page tome of Golf, created by George Peper, former editor in chief of Golf Magazine. The book follows the award-winning editor as he travels the world detailing the 100 most significant & historically important courses. In it he describes intricate holes that have confounded the game’s best, revisits make & break championship tournaments,  and expounds on the unique characteristics of each course.

Nights in White Castle: A Memoir at werd.com

Nights in White Castle: A Memoir

Following up his acclaimed memoir Sting-Ray Afternoons, sports writer Steve Rushin digs deeper into his own story. If the first book was a coming of age story, Nights In White Castle is the young adult years. From his first summer job at a Bennigan’s in suburban Milwaukee to his first career writing gig in New York at the legendary Time & Life building, it paints a tender portrait of an interesting journey.

Prince: The Beautiful Ones at werd.com

Prince: The Beautiful Ones

Filled with words, images, & writings from the artist himself, The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince; a first-person account of a kid who created a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The 4th & final segment of the book cover the Purple Rain years, so this is coming-of-age, pre-superstardom Prince—a period of his life that is sure to inspire. Available in hardcover October 29.

Barnum: An American Life at werd.com

Barnum: An American Life

P.T. Barnum is known as the greatest showman on earth. In this new biography, the first in a generation, author Robert Wilson captures the full genius, infamy, and allure of the man who created Barnum & Bailey’s circus. It is a story of ingenuity, grit, reinvention, and redemption through which Wilson makes the case for P. T. Barnum’s place among the icons of American history.

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver at werd.com

Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Relatively speaking, very little of the world’s oceans have been explored. But cave diver and author Jill Heinerth, is doing all she can. Her new book, Into The Planet is her firsthand account of exploring the earth’s final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the caves she finds down there. Heinerth is the first in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and led a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations. She has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman & brings back some very cool stories.

NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football at werd.com

NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football

To celebrate the upcoming Golden Anniversary of the National Football League, NFL 100 celebrates a hundred years of history, tracking America’s most popular and highly watched sport from its humble beginnings in Canton, Ohio, to its current state of high stakes commercial influence. All the key moments and famous athletes are honored within the pages of this handsomely produced book.

Cabin Porn: Inside at werd.com

Cabin Porn: Inside

Created by DIY.org & Vimeo co-founder Zach Klein, the original Cabin Porn picture book has sold over a quarter-million copies. That’s a lot, so no surprise there’s a follow-up. Where the original book showed sexy exteriors from around the world, this one takes readers deep inside. To show you how these delightful little hideaway homes are decorated. 336 pages.

Hi-Fi: The History Of High-End Audio Design at werd.com

Hi-Fi: The History Of High-End Audio Design

Sales of vinyl records have hit a 25-year high. Analog audio equipment—both old & new—is equally fertile ground. This unique book explores the current renaissance of all things analog and the emergence of cutting-edge designs for die-hard audiophiles. It traces how, when, and why the world fell in love with the look, feel, and sound of top-of-the-line audio equipment. From the 1950s right up to today.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company at werd.com

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

What does the grand visionary, the master manager, the CEO saviour of Disney have to teach you? In The Ride of a Lifetime, Iger shares the lessons he’s learned while running the largest, most respected media company in the world and leading its 200,000 employees. He explores principles of optimism, courage, decisiveness, and fairness. His story is compelling, and begins with his early days working as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC.

The ABC’s Of Metallica, An Alphabetical History at werd.com

The ABC’s Of Metallica, An Alphabetical History

The biggest metal band of all time isn’t afraid to have some fun. And that’s what’s up with The ABCs of Metallica, an illustrated book that looks back at the history of the band from, well, A to Z. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a moment along their journey from Garage Days to Master of Puppets to fun facts about the band. Proceeds from the book benefit All Within My Hands supporting workforce education and the fight against hunger.

<i>VC: An American History</i> is About Money Making Money at werd.com

VC: An American History is About Money Making Money

VC unpacks the history and evolution of Venture Capital in America—a form of investment & fundraising that requires an appetite for risk, a bold spirit of adventure, and an unbridled quest for improbable wealth through innovation.  From the days of funding American whaling expeditions to Silicon Valley startups, it tracks the entrepreneurial spirit that feeds VC & ultimately, the global economy.

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip at werd.com

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

Automotive manufacturing pioneer Henry Ford was close friends with another remarkable American character—Thomas Edison. These two giants of industry spent many summers taking road trips together—introducing the entire concept of the roadtrip to travel-starved Americans. From car camping in 1914 to exploring the Florida Everglades, the small group—which included  naturalist John Burroughs—named themselves the Vagabonds, and along with their their chefs and footmen, hit the road every summer for more than a decade.

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan at werd.com

Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar God Mount Rushmore would include Hendrix, Clapton, Page, and most certainly the Texas bluesmaster Stevie Ray Vaughan, whose greatness was cut short in a tragic helicopter crash in 1990. This new book is the first definitive biography of the guitar legend, chronicling the unadulterated truth about SRV from those who knew him best: from fame to his battles with drugs & alcohol to his miraculous recovery. The book features an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan plus a foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom at werd.com

Darkness to Light: A Memoir By Lamar Odom

Celebrity LA Laker Lamar Odom’s life has been a rollercoaster ride. In Darkness to Light, he gives readers an intimate look at his incredible journey. In it he recounts the highs and lows of fame and the struggles with booze & drugs on the road to redemption. From the pain of his marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices to the near-death experience that made him rethink it all, this is Odom as the public has never before seen him.

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties at werd.com

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

An obsession with the culture-shifting Manson murders that closed out the 1960s led crime journalist Tom O’Neill to this latest book. Guided by a journalist’s curiosity & instincts, he uncovered shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the “official” Manson murder story. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, & the CIA, this book mounts an argument that could be strong enough to overturn verdicts on the Manson murders.

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB at werd.com

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of MLB

Written by longtime league commissioner Bud Selig, this book delivers an enlightening and surprising look inside the big decisions and moments of his 20+ year career—how he worked to balance baseball’s storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig’s career, going inside locker rooms and board rooms, offering an intimate account of transforming America’s game.

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars at werd.com

The Concours Celebrates The World’s Most Incredible Cars

When the automobiles get up into the realms of the very rare & collectible, the term “car show” is Frenchified into a judged & juried ’Concours d’Elegance.’  And in Assouline’s latest volume The Concours, readers will enjoy exploring many of the world’s most beautiful & valuable cars with the expertise of Award-winning auto writer Ken Gross as the guide, as he investigates the Concours d’Elegance from its beginnings to the present.

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood at werd.com

Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

J. Michael Straczynski, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, has penned a memoir revealing how the power of creativity enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth: a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. To survive, he found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. It is a truly remarkable story from one of the great storytellers of our time.