In Safecracker, Dave McOmie, an actual professional safe cracker, takes readers along for a week in the life. From an impenetrable vault in Vegas with a midnight deadline to Prince’s ultra-secure music vault in the basement of Paisley Park to meeting a mystery man from the DoD at a remote location to crack two high security safes, he shares his unique “work” as well as what he finds locked inside.
Amazingly Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, arguably the greatest rock drummer to ever do it. Considering his infamy & influence, this story is long overdue. Within months of being recruited into the fledgling Led Zep, Bonham & the boys shot to stardom & were well on their way to becoming the most important rock band of the 70s. By 1980, after chart-topping hits, multi-platinum back-to-back albums, & mega stadium world tours, Bonham was dead. This biography takes readers through it all.
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s birth and 25 since his death, Changes offers a thoughtful and comprehensive account of the artist’s extraordinary life and legacy. An editor at The New Yorker, Pearce interviewed dozens who knew Tupac throughout his life. While there are plenty of bold-faced names, the book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known—his high school drama teacher, an until-now silent executive from Death Row records, and school classmates.
The expansive 3-volume Modernist Pizza is the definitive guide to one of the world’s most popular foods. Broken into 3 books: History & Fundamentals, Techniques & Ingredients, and finally, Recipes, this groundbreaking set is the culmination of exhaustive research, travel, and experiments to collect and advance the world’s knowledge of pizza. Spanning 1,708 pages, it is much more than a cookbook: it’s an inspiring resource for all who love ’za.
Visionary inventor John Moses Browning, known as the “Thomas Edison of guns,” designed the modern handgun and an astonishing array of firearms that armed American troops for 100 years. In this new biography, Browning comes to vivid life—his unique vision & a gifted mind that produced everything from the famous Winchester “30-30” hunting rifle to machine guns used by every American aircraft and infantry unit in World War II. With this book, Brown joins the historic ranks of the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
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Eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, Chris Bosh is also a 2021 Hall Of Fame hopeful. In Letters To A Young Athlete, the basketball icon, forced into early retirement by injury, shares his journey, wisdom he took from players like Lebron & Kobe, and important life lessons that go way beyond the game.
Celebrated adventurer Robert Ballard, who is credited with discovering the wreck of the Titanic and the Lusitania, shares a lifetime of stories about exploring the ocean depths—telling tales of his adventures and challenges as a midwestern kid with dyslexia who became an internationally renowned ocean explorer.
The former pizza czar of legendary Roberta’s in Brooklyn, Anthony Falco, has become a global authority on all things pizza & has spent the last half-decade consulting with restaurants & pizzaiolos around the world. He has now penned his first book. In it, he teaches you everything you need to know to make pizza. It’s an exhaustive resource for absolutely any pizza cook, teaching mastery of the classics and tricks of the trade plus unique takes on styles and recipes from around the globe.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe and The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger, comes a new novel of sweeping scope and deep insight. Freedom examines the timeless human quest for community and freedom. Having spent nearly a year walking the rail lines of the east coast with 3 friends as an experiment, Junger weaves his account of the journey with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Big ideas about the human condition, Junger’s specialty.
With over 175 illustrations and images, Formula 1: The Impossible Collection chronicles the milestones that lifted Formula One from a gentlemen’s club in 1950 to a global sport with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. Highlighting technical innovations, remarkable drivers’ achievements and exciting race finishes, this volume illuminates the immortal f-1 names & moments that make up a truly remarkable heritage. The book is housed in a luxury clamshell case & presented in a red canvas tote bag to preserve its craftsmanship.
Danny Trejo has always been a badass. In his new new autobiography, he shares for the first-time, his unlikely journey from misspent youth to addiction to incarceration to recovery and ultimately, redemption & stardom. Through it all, he’s never forgotten where he came from. He’s outspoken on addiction & committed to giving back. Add all this to his on-screen charm and you know exactly why he’s got legions of fans. And they’re gonna eat these stories up. Release date: July 6.
Long-considered the world’s leading authority on Bob Dylan, biographer Clinton Heylin dug deep into Dylan’s kaleidoscopic and seemingly endless archive to better understand the life & work of the Nobel Prize “poet.” From boxes of small notebooks filled with microscopic handwriting, his drafts, notes & ideas stretch from 1967 to today, including undocumented works for Blood on the Tracks; multiple drafts of his novel, Tarantula; plus letters, contracts, & ephemera as well as countless song drafts for most of his key songs.
With his uniquely structured new book on the cinematic titan, author Edward White adds yet more to the mythology of the enduring Hollywood icon. With its 12 themed chapters, each one reveals a new angle, something fundamental about the man he was as well as the mythological creature he has become. The result is a balanced yet intriguing portrait, presenting not just the life Hitchcock lived but also the various versions of himself that he projected, and those projected on his behalf.
In Heart and Steel, Bill Cowher the Super Bowl–winning, Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and host of CBS’s The NFL Today takes readers along on his extraordinary life journey. From his days as an unlikely NC State linebacker, to the Browns and Eagles, to his first forays into the world of coaching, he shares untold stories and insights as well as lessons he’s learned along the way. Release date: June 1.
Created in collaboration with Jim Morrison’s estate, the forthcoming The Collected Works … is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings of the late poet and iconic Doors’ front man. It is a landmark publication—the definitive opus of Morrison’s creative output—and the book he intended to publish. In addition to the writings, it features rare photographs and numerous handwritten excerpts from his 28 privately held notebooks. Available June 8.
In the vein of Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog Nike memoir, Authentic is a candid, compelling memoir by a high school dropout who went on to establish one of the world’s most iconic brands. Paul Van Doren founded Vans—the shoe company at the heart of SoCal youth culture for generations, and famous for its people-oriented company culture. In Authentic, the innovator & entrepreneur shares his unlikely story and how he built Vans into a household name & massive business success.
To create this well-titled book, bestselling author and globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne spent an entire year crisscrossing the USA in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than 200 hidden gems and heavyweights spread across all 50 states. Coyne’s travels take him (& readers) from the most coveted tee times in America to unique spots in the nation’s most far-flung corners. For the curious golfer, there’s lots to discover in this one.
Written by an award-winning team of Miami Herald reporters, Dirty Gold is the explosive story of the illegal gold trade from South America, and the three Miami businessmen who got rich on it—building a $3.6 billion dollar business, fueled mainly by Latin American drug cartel money by pulling Peruvian gold out of mines in the rain forest. In 2017, their complex international ring all came crashing down.
79 year old rock-n-roll icon Paul McCartney’s forthcoming 2 volume memoir The Lyrics combine the lyrics from 154 of his most famous songs with a treasure trove of material from McCartney’s personal archive, including song drafts, letters, and never-before-seen personal photographs. McCartney considers his songs the story of his life and art, and for him, they’re the true diary of his more than 60-year musical career. Available November.
Phaidon’s forthcoming book Patented is an unprecedented history as well as an essential field guide to more than a century of products and industrial design told through 1000 U.S. Patents. From the Vespa Piaggio scooter to the iPhone 1, it also includes designs from creators like Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, & Isamu Noguchi.