We were huge fans of the backstage tales, photos, and info contained in The Making of Star Wars, so it's little surprise we're stoked to get our hands on its sequel. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ($50) is once again penned by J.W. Rinzler, an executive editor at Lucasfilm, and at 362 pages, outpaces its predecessor with even more behind-the-scenes info, early scripts, production notes, and anecdotes from those who were there, including the unsung director Irvin Kershner. For a taste, check out this brief preview in Vanity Fair, but trust us: a taste is never enough. [via]
Think twice before you start making fun of the elder statesman sitting at the end of the bar — odds are he might know something you don't. Old Man Drinks ($10) celebrates the drinks of generations past, offering up descriptions, histories, and recipes for over 60 vintage cocktails, including Sidecars, Rusty Nails, and the aptly-named Old Fashioneds.