Books in Popular Culture

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan The Biography

Dennis McDougal

The ultimate biography of the musical icon. ...

Harry Potter and History

Harry Potter and History

Nancy R. Reagin

A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter--just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II) ...

The Hobbit and History

The Hobbit and History Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Nancy R. Reagin

A fascinating guide to the history behind J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit—just in time for the final movie release, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ...

The Science of Sherlock Holmes

The Science of Sherlock Holmes From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases

E. J. Wagner

"Holmes is, first, a great detective, but he has also proven to be a great scientist, whether dabbling with poisons, tobacco ash, or tire marks. Wagner explores this fascinating aspect of his...


Jacked The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

David Kushner

Inside the making of a videogame that defined a generation: Grand Theft Auto ...

Geek Physics

Geek Physics Surprising Answers to the Planet's Most Interesting Questions

Rhett Allain

Have you ever wondered whether a human could really fly with wings like a bird’s? What about how many zombies you could actually drive through? Or whether airplanes could save fuel by using iPads...


Superman The Unauthorized Biography

Glen Weldon

A celebration of Superman's life and history—in time for his 75th birthday ...

Portraits of Genius Friends

Portraits of Genius Friends

Sandra Hochman

Sandra Hochman seemingly knew everyone, and throughout her life, she captured those friends' likenesses in one-of-a-kind watercolors that now adorn the walls of her Manhattan apartment. Hochman's...

All the Walls of Belfast

All the Walls of Belfast

Sarah J. Carlson

The Carnival at Bray meets West Side Story in Sarah Carlson’s powerful YA debut; set in post-conflict Belfast (Northern Ireland), alternating between two teenagers, both trying to understand their...


Sakepedia The Complete Guide to Drinking Saké

Jeff Cioletti

A certified Kikisake-shi - or “sake sommelier”- Cioletti is an accomplished beverage expert, and extensively studied in Japan to delve into all things sake. Sakepedia offers a comprehensive guide...

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