The U.S. Postal Service just announced a new series of Star Wars stamps, featuring your favorite droids from the futuristic saga. Designed by Greg Breeding with William Gicker, the collection will be available on a pane of 20 stamps featuring R2-D2, K-2SO, D-O, L3-37, BB-8, C-3PO, IG-11, a Gonk droid, 2-1B surgical droid, and Chopper. Look for these where you buy stamps later in the Spring.
Appointed by infamous Nazi commander Hermann Göring to Hitler’s art looting agency in Paris, Bruno Lohse went on to become one of the most notorious art plunderers of the war. He trafficked more than thirty thousand artworks, including masterpieces he later tried offering to museums around the world. After his death in ’05, dozens of paintings by Renoir, Monet, and Pissarro, were found in his Munich vault. This book tracks a strange and nefarious life indeed.
Showcasing more than 200 images of space exploration’s most iconic objects, as you’ve never seen them before, This is NASA: Past and Present Dreams of the Future, is a new book from space-obsessed master photographer Benedict Redgrove. Launching on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, it chronicles the groundbreaking work and images behind the achievements of NASA. The first 100 buyers of this oversized, 11-pound tome will get a limited hand-signed copy.
In tackling a topic as vast as “work,”anthropologist James Suzman approaches human history through a different lens. From the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, it challenges some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, Suzman shows that while we have evolved to find joy, meaning and purpose in work, there’s a lot more to the story.
The craziest stories are always true. Here’s another: in 2007, as the financial crisis began, British college student Stephen Jackley began robbing banks. Not for his own enrichment—he was on a Robin Hood mission. Steal from the rich, give to the poor. With no experience, he robbed 10 banks & began spreading his RH marked bank notes to the homeless. He was eventually captured & for the creation of this book, shared his complete diary with the author, offering an intimate look at the enveloping madness of the modern world.
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This astonishing true survival tale chronicles a 16th-century Dutch ocean expedition led by captain William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter. Artfully merging a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration, it is a timeless story of the strength of the human spirit.
Bestselling biographer Walter Isaacson, who penned Leonardo da Vinci & Steve Jobs, is back with a gripping tale of how Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. As the lead developer of CRSPR gene-splicing & DNA editing tools, her team’s breakthrough is considered the most important biological advance since the discovery of the structure of DNA. Isaacson, tells an incredible tale & puts the science into context.
Created as a true collector’s edition, Nike: Better is Temporary is a landmark publication charting Nike’s transformation from rebellious upstart to global phenomenon. It is an immersive visual survey offering a deep, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike’s ethos-driven design formula, and places industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more. Hardcover, 320 pages.
The ancient Greeks were incredibly influential—this new book shines a light on yet another area of cultural pioneering they explored and brought to humanity: medical thinking and observation. All the way back in the fifth century BCE, a Greek doctor put forward his clinical observations of individuals – men, women, and children in a collection of case histories known as—Epidemics! Acclaimed historian R.L. Fox puts this & the many moving pieces of history in a wider context, endorsing the view that the father of medicine, is the great Hippocrates himself.
Your dude Daryl on the The Walking Dead is apparently not just an actor; Norman Reedus is a skilled photographer, too, as evidenced by his new book Portraits from The Woods. Packed with offbeat and engaging behind-the-scenes images from TWD as well as portraits of Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hideo Kojima, Lena Dunham, Diane Kruger, Dave Chapelle and many more, it gives readers an intimate view of the artist-actors world.
If you binged the Netflix show The MeatEater, this new book from the show’s host, Steve Rinella, is sure to whet your appetite. For those who spend time in the great outdoors, this book is packed with valuable info. Informed by Rinella’s real-life experiences as a renowned outdoorsman, it offers tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations that will make any reader feel more comfortable and competent while out in the wild.
Soon-to-be NBA Hall Of Famer and undisputed king of on-court trash talk, Kevin Garnett, aka The Big Ticket, spent 21 illustrious years in the league—racking up a championship with the Celtics and playing alongside legends like Bryant, Jordan, & James. From his groundbreaking leap out of high school, straight into the NBA to his decades on the court, KG tells the whole tale in his own candid words.
The story of this book is as unique as what the book contains. Two baseball fans, collectors and history buffs, David Levanson & Brad Keltner, once rivals vying for the same rare baseball memorabilia, came together & compiled an unprecedented collection of autographed baseballs from every team in Red Sox history dating back to the club’s founding in 1901. The book present that collection—includes insightful history, incredible photos and the story behind every ball. Foreword by David Ortiz.
The story that inspired Spielberg’s 2018 near-future sci-fi film Ready Player One, now has a sequel. The follow-up to the world-wide bestseller about a twisted VR future, is Ready Player Two, taking readers right where they left off in 2045 & going deeper into the dark virtual world of OASIS.
Showcasing 200 years of tattoo art, this new collection by legendary tattoo artist and historian Henk Schiffmacher takes readers on a journey through the history of tattooing from the 1730s to the 1970s. The oversized 440-page book features stunning tattoo artifacts and designs—the best of the author’s renowned private collection accompanied by lively personal commentary from one of the art’s most respected raconteurs.
Crazy book because it’s all true! A World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson hatched a plan: he would fly a plane from England to Mount Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit—all utterly alone. Dude had no clue how to climb. He barely knew how to fly. But he had the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he took off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Read it, see what happened.
This new Phaidon edition traces the exciting evolution of the motorcycle over the past 150 years, highlighting a carefully-curated collection of 100 truly iconic bikes. It is a colorful & in-depth celebration of the culture of desire, freedom, and rebellion that surround motorcycles. Covering groundbreaking designs past, present, & future, the book taps into their appeal as objects of design and art worthy of such a well-crafted book.
Soon to be a major motion picture written & directed by Peter Farrelly, who won two Oscars for Green Book—The Greatest Beer Run takes readers on a wildly entertaining, feel-good memoir of an Irish-American New Yorker and former U.S. marine who embarked on a courageous, hare-brained scheme to deliver beer to his pals serving in Vietnam in the late 1960s. One night they were in the bar drinking & talking about their deployed pals & a day later, the story’s stars were on a cargo ship headed to Vietnam with a backpack full of booze.
Arguably the greatest American novelist of them all, John Steinbeck is a writer whose voice & influence are simply unmatched in American literature. In Mad At The World, the first in-depth biography of the man in more than 25 years, author Bill Souder takes readers deep behind masterworks like The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath, to paint an intimate portrait of a man inspired by social injustice & driven to tell the tales of America’s underbelly, its forgotten & downtrodden.
The Nolan Variations is a look deep inside the mind of a man considered to be the most profound and commercially successful director at work today; a Hollywood heavyweight who built his name creating comic book superhero blockbusters. Author Tom Shone has been a friend of Nolan’s for more than two decades, and gets the enigmatic auteur to open up about his personal life and his life’s work.