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    Restoring Valor
    One Couple’s Mission to Expose Fraudulent War Heroes and Protect America’s Military Awards System
    By Doug Sterner, By Pam Sterner
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Terrific read. Stories of stolen valor you won’t believe, and those who hunt them down and participated in writing legislation to restore dignity to all those who have truly served in combat.” —Peter C. Lemon, recipient, Congressional Medal of HonorStolen valor occurs when a person lies about receiving... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Shelter and Fire Secrets
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A human being can survive for weeks without food or water, but without shelter and warmth, can perish within hours. Learn from expert Don Mann how to make fires in any situation, even without fire-starting materials, even in snow or rain. Mann also reveals how to make shelters in different environments,... [READ MORE]
    Operation Valuable Fiend
    The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain
    By Albert Lulushi
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary operation in the history of the agency. They hatched an elaborate plan, coordinated with... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Savage Canary
    A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II
    By David Lampe, By Birger Riis-Jørgensen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    After Adolf Hitler made plans to create a “model protectorate” out of Denmark, Winston Churchill predicted that the nation would become the Führer’s tame canary. Isolated from the Allies and fueled only by a sense of human decency and national pride, the Danes created an extraordinary resistance movement... [READ MORE]
    Presidents in Crisis
    Tough Decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama
    By Michael K Bohn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public—and especially the news media and political opponents—expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does... [READ MORE]
    Verdict on Vichy
    Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regime
    By Michael Curtis
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history... [READ MORE]
    Homefront 911
    How Families of Veterans Are Wounded by Our Wars
    By Stacy Bannerman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The hallmarks of America’s War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it’s estimated that one... [READ MORE]
    Presidents in Crisis
    Tough Decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama
    By Michael K Bohn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    With a new preface by the author, a former director of the White House Situation Room and seasoned journalist, presidential decision making over the course of twelve modern presidencies. In Presidents in Crisis, former director of the Situation Room Michael Bohn invites the reader inside the White House... [READ MORE]
    How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
    The Hinge Factor
    By Erik Durschmied
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the Trojan Horse to a photograph snapped in Vietnam, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents. How and why does this happen? What decides the fate of battle? In this fascinating... [READ MORE]
    Packed for the Wrong Trip
    A New Look inside Abu Ghraib and the Citizen-Soldiers Who Redeemed America’s Honor
    By W. Zach Griffith
    (Arcade Publishing)
    How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America’s War on Terror when—with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad—the... [READ MORE]
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