Alfred Bester took readers where none had gone before in his seminal fifties novel, The Stars My Destination - the story of a young man's desperate journey from adolescence to most wanted man of the 25th century.
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.
Few people knew Hunter S. Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this no-holds-barred memoir, Steadman vividly recounts the Gonzo years and the escapades of these two important chronicles of the counterculture.
In the fast-paced, suspenseful Secret Weapons of World War II, noted military historian William Breuer chronicles the clandestine battle that occurred between the brilliant scientists and codebreakers of the Allies and the Axis powers.
and other naughty questions you always wanted answered. The man who brought you that book.. of Perfectly Useless Information now bares it all - with a shameless compendium of everything you've ever wanted to know about S-E-X.
Hardbound. A companion to the New York Times best-selling Practical Guide to Dragons and Practical Guide to Monsters, this lavishly illustrated book explores the magic and wonder of wizardry for young readers.
poplorica: a popular history of the fads, mavericks, inventions, and lore that shaped modern Amerca...
Pop culture meets pop reference in this irreverent tour of twenty unlikely events, innovations, and individuals that forever changed how we live today -- the food we eat, the places we live, the love we make, the fads we follow, the clothes we wear, the products we buy, and much more.
The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich. The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas- and lived to tell how.
Now in its 16th year, The Bathroom Reader — which seems to have replaced the tie as the most popular Father's Day gift idea — has become a movement, with satisfying, easily digested new selections sure to wipe away bathroom boredom.