Pulp Fiction, The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece, published by Voyageur Press, and The New English Garden, published by Frances Lincoln, are on this year's New York Times Holiday Gift Guide. Learn More.
John Morton will be honored with the Lindley Bothwell Lifetime Achievement Award by the Fabulous Fifties at the group's annual banquet on Dec. 7, 2014, in El Segundo, California. Morton's new book, Inside Shelby American, was recently published by Motorbooks. He will sign copies at the event and donate a percentage of the sales to the group. John Morton, a native of Waukegan, Illinois, has been racing most continuously since his debut in 1963, first as an amateur, then as a pro and more recently in vintage. Learn More.
In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the nation for volunteers for a “secret and dangerous mission.” Three thousand young men volunteered. Just 200 of the Army rangers came home. CBS News recently spoke with one of the survivors of the mission, which is chronicled in the Zenith Press title "Merrill's Marauders". Learn More.
It's hard to think of James Cameron's The Terminator starring anyone other than Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the killer cyborg from the future. But what if Sting was the one traveling back to the '80s to prevent the machines from taking over? Or Bruce Springsteen on the run with Rosanna Arquette? Or Mickey Rourke? A comprehensive new book about the hugely successful franchise, Terminator Vault, reveals some interesting casting choices revealed in memos and other documents from the capricious pre-production process... Learn More.
For sluggish digestion, cocktail expert Warren Bobrow concocts a simple syrup steeped with fennel, a natural diuretic, and pours it into a Collins glass with crushed ice, raki (the anise-based Turkish spirit), bitters, and chile flakes (a little sweat does a body good), topping it with seltzer water. Bobrow, a food and spirits writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer, offers the Peppery Fennel Fizz and dozens of other vintage-styled “curatives” in his new book, “Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today.” Learn More.
What do hippies, surfers, up-and-coming rock bands and cross-country road trippers all have in common? Often, it’s their choice of vehicle: a VW Camper Van. In the nearly 70 years since its inception in the 1950s, the reliable and roomy vehicle has become a pop culture icon with a devoted cult following. One of these enthusiasts is Mike Harding, author of The VW Camper Van: A Biography. Part history, part memoir, the book is sure to delight the most diehard of devotees—and fully entertain those who are merely curious. Learn More.
Bleeding Cool, the international comics and pop culture website, met up with author Lance Parkin at New York Comic Con to talk about Magic Words, his new biography of Alan Moore for Aurum Press. Learn More.
Motorbooks Publisher Zack Miller wrote a guest column for Huffington Post about the Motorbooksmobile, which is traveling the country to appear at auto shows, races and swap meets. The column appeared Oct. 21. Learn More.
Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth and other titles for Fair Winds Press, was asked by E! Online for his take on Kim Kardashian's 25-pound weight loss using the Atkins Diet. Learn More.
Five transportation titles distributed by Quayside Publishing Group are among the Top 10 Essential Automotive Books, as selected by Gear Patrol. Three of the books are published by Motorbooks and two are published by Haynes Publishing. Learn More.