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Was Leatherface really Nixon? Discover how The Texas Chain Saw Massacre satirized the Watergate nightmare. Author Martin Harris talks about his compelling new book, Leatherface vs Tricky Dick.

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The grim dark tale of the horror movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has found its soulmate in the sordid presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon. Author Martin Harris masterfully weaves both, getting us to wonder which was creepier.
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Chris Mikul’s amazing My Favourite Dictators differs from most books about dictators — and indeed most other history books. It gives a comprehensive account of their rise to power and the reasons behind it, but the focus is on their personal lives, including their often hyperactive sex lives.

With brilliant illustrations by Glenn Smith.

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Anyone with a love for strange ideas or eccentrics will need to add this book to their collection. [On the author's The Eccentropedia.]
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Less exploitative than it looks, this historically sound book has a winning sanity and intelligence. It is a powerful reminder of mankind’s endlessly toxic irrationality, and we should remember millions upon millions have not had the luxury of laughing.

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Author Clint Carrick reads from his book, Small Town Skateparks

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Rich Deakin reads from his book, GREBO! 

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Oil On Water Press

Headpress is proud to announce a new book imprint devoted to original true-life stories and memoir

Forthcoming Titles

Mar 2022

Melissa Meszaros / Oil On Water

Heavy Metal Headbang

Apr 2022

Julian Upton / Headpress

Offbeat (revised & updated)

May 2022

David McGowan / Headpress

Myth America

Aug 2022

Richard Stevenson / Headpress

Noise Receptor Vol 2