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Valentine’s Way: My Adventurous Life and Times at werd.com

Valentine’s Way: My Adventurous Life and Times

Valentine’s Way is the self-told tale of baseball icon/iconoclast Bobby Valentine and his lifelong journey playing, coaching and managing in the Majors. From his days as short-stop for the Mets to coaching the Astros in the 80s to his manager days, leading the Mets to the 2000 World Series, it takes readers through all the headlines & controversies & into the mind and motivations of a true MLB maverick.

Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment’s Bloody War From D-Day to VE-Day at werd.com

Brothers in Arms: One Legendary Tank Regiment’s Bloody War From D-Day to VE-Day

Acclaimed WWII historian James Holland profiles an extraordinary group of citizen soldiers—the legendary Sherwood Rangers—in his latest wartime chronicle, Brothers In Arms. Originally a cavalry unit in the last days of horses in combat, they switched to the “mechanized cavalry” of tanks in 1942. Dominating in the North African campaign, the Rangers then spearheaded a D-Day landing in Normandy, led the way across France, & were the first British troops to cross into Germany.

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David Fincher: Mind Games at werd.com

David Fincher: Mind Games

From feature films Alien 3, Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and more, Academy Award– and Golden Globe–nominated director David Fincher makes movies that melt brains. Mind Games is the definitive critical and visual survey of his work, taking readers deep into the process of a true Hollywood original.

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat at werd.com

Putting the Rabbit in the Hat

Actor Brian Cox, best known as Succession’s Logan Roy or maybe Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter, has penned his memoir. In it, the trained Scottish stage actor recounts his amazing rag-to-riches story; from a troubled upbringing, joining the Dundee Repertory Theatre at the age of fifteen, to his current success, the new autobiography captures both Cox’s distinctive voice and his very soul.

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Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There at werd.com

Rock Concert: An Oral History as Told by the Artists, Backstage Insiders, and Fans Who Were There

From its arrival in the 1950s, rock-n-roll blasted off as a youth-driven cultural juggernaut, ripping its way around the world to become a global phenomenon with live concerts as the focal point. In this new book, acclaimed interviewer Marc Myers sets out to uncover the history of rock shows, weaving together ground-breaking accounts from the people who were there. The creators of Woodstock, Rolling Stone’s Cameron Crowe, as well as rockers like Angus Young, Roger Waters, & Steve Miller.

Unguarded: Scottie Pippen Memoir at werd.com

Unguarded: Scottie Pippen Memoir

6-Time NBA Champ and 80s-era basketball icon Scottie Pippen shares his incredible story in this new autobiography, Unguarded. In it, the Chicago Bulls legend reveals never-before-told stories about his times with everyone from Jordan to Rodman, and the some of the most famous games in league history, including the 1994 playoff game against the New York Knicks when he took himself out with 1.8 seconds to go.

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Bad MF: The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson at werd.com

Bad MF: The Life and Movies of Samuel L. Jackson

As its title makes clear, this new biography of iconic Hollywood badass Samuel L. Jackson pulls no punches. It is an exploration and celebration of the life and work of the coolest man in Hollywood. From his star-making turns in the films of Spike Lee and Tarantino to his roles in the Star Wars and Marvel franchises, to cult classsics like Snakes on a Plane, the man delivers. So does this new book.

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There and Back: Photographs from the Edge at werd.com

There and Back: Photographs from the Edge

Academy Award–winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic mountain photographer Jimmy Chin has collected his works into a new collection titled There and Back: Photographs from the Edge that features more than 200 original images from his global adventures with the world’s top alpine athletes. From Tibet’s Chang Tang Plateau to Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land, Chin’s images take you up close to the action.

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King at werd.com

King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King

King of the Blues presents the vibrant life and times of a trailblazing giant, B.B. King, the most renowned blues man and guitarist in the world. In a career that spanned some 60 years & 15,000 concerts, from the Jim Crow south to global stardom and admiration, his legacy is tracked in detail, featuring insights from nearly every surviving member of B.B. King’s inner circle—family, band members, retainers, managers, and more—and their bringing to life the incredible story of this Mississippi blues titan.

Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past at werd.com

Al Unser Jr: A Checkered Past

Al Unser Jr.’s gifts behind the wheel were forged long before his two Indy 500 victories & his pair of IndyCar championships but then so were his demons. In this new biography, the motorsport icon shares his road to redemption leaving out few of the grim details that came to define his post-racing life: domestic violence arrests. Multiple DUIs. Repeated visits to rehab. Divorce. Financial ruin. Amazingly, he got it back under control and shares the story here. Foreword by Roger Penske.

Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story at werd.com

Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story

Another rocking Van Halen book. This time, it’s all about Eddie (RIP). The forthcoming Unchained: The Eddie Van Halen Story, is the first full-length biography of the 80s-era guitar god. Acclaimed biographer Paul Brannigan tackles the dramatic story of the band’s meteoric rise and sustained stardom; as well as the artists’ struggles and the band’s eventual dissolution. Drops December 14.

All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told at werd.com

All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told

The ever-expanding Marvel comics story, with its endless interconnections and characters, now spans more than half a million pages and is still growing, making it the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created. This new book by superhero expert Douglas Wolk, digs into this pop-culture epic, giving fans a sweeping exploration of the comics and their significance.

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The Art of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant at werd.com

The Art of Making Movies: Gus Van Sant

This new book is a deep dive into the life and work of the iconic Hollywood auteur who brought us Good Will Hunting and Psycho to name just a few. In this unique collection, the author breaks down the director’s creative process and his output. Along the way, details are filled in with a profusion of unpublished interviews rare photos, and Van Sant’s own words.

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All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business at werd.com

All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business

Comedian Mel Brooks is 95-years old. He’s also an EGOT. That means he’s won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony Awards. Surely an entertainer worthy of an autobiography. So the spry old guy wrote one. All About Me is a riot and deep look into Brooks’ ridiculous and influential work—full of never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.

The Joy Of Pizza at werd.com

The Joy Of Pizza

The Joy Of Pizza is a sweeping, in-depth exploration of the world’s most beloved food. A guide to the craft and an ode to its simple origins. Written by Dan Richer, master pizzaiolo and owner of Razza—voted by The New York Times as NYC’s Number One Pizza Place (even though it’s in Jersey) it goes deep, giving readers step-by-step instructions to make incredible pies at home.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Nature of Middle-Earth at werd.com

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Nature of Middle-Earth

Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in the mid 50s. But he continued to write about Middle-earth right up until the years before his death in 1973. The Nature Of Middle Earth, is the first ever publication of these final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects for fans of The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth. Hardcover available Sept. 2.

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? at werd.com

Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?

Real-life serial killer Ed Gein was the guy who made lampshades out of human skin. He also served as the inspiration for fictional killers Norman Bates (Psycho), Leatherface (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), & Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs). In this true crime graphic novel, readers get a fresh & in-depth look at one of America’s most notorious & deranged killers.