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    366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidency
    The Private, Political, and Military Decisions of America’s Greatest President
    By Stephen A Wynalda, Introduction by Harry Turtledove
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A New York Times Best Seller!In a startlingly innovative format, journalist Stephen A. Wynalda has constructed a painstakingly detailed day-by-day breakdown of president Abraham Lincoln’s decisions in office—including his signing of the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862; his signing of the legislation enacting... [READ MORE]
    Military Memoirs of a Confederate
    A Critical Narrative
    By Edward Porter Alexander
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1907, Military Memoirs of a Confederate is regarded by many historians as one of the most important and dispassionate first-hand general accounts of the American Civil War. Unlike some other Confederate memoirists, General Edward Porter Alexander had no use for bitter “Lost Cause”... [READ MORE]
    Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America
    By Edwin Tappan Adney, By Howard Chapelle, Foreword by John McPhee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Everything you need to know about the nearly lost art of bark and skin craft.The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those made of birch bark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft of their time. They could be used to carry heavy loads in shallow... [READ MORE]
    Voices from D-Day
    Eyewitness Accounts from the Battle for Normandy
    Edited by Jon E. Lewis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Voices From D-Day features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world’s finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway and Alan Melville. Published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy landings, highlights... [READ MORE]
    Quartered Safe Out Here
    A Harrowing Tale of World War II
    By George MacDonald Fraser
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    George MacDonald Fraser—beloved for his series of Flashman historical novels—offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser offers a firsthand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions of service. A substantial epilogue, occasioned by the fiftieth anniversary... [READ MORE]
    Executions in America
    Over Three Hundred Years of Crime and Capital Punishment in America
    By Frederick Drimmer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the first Pilgrim hanged in 1630 right up to Ted Bundy in 1989, legal execution has been a facet of the American justice system. Now, for the first time ever, the dramatic history of the men and women who have been put to death is vividly portrayed in Frederick Drimmer’s Executions in America.Drimmer... [READ MORE]
    The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach
    D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery
    By Gary Sterne
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Rangers’ mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge gun battery there and thus protect the invasion fleet from being targeted. But was the Pointe du... [READ MORE]
    John Wayne's Wild West
    An Illustrated History of Cowboys, Gunfighters, Weapons, and Equipment
    By Bruce Wexler, By Bruce Wexler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Great Oil Conspiracy
    How the US Government Hid the Nazi Discovery of Abiotic Oil from the American People
    By Jerome R. Corsi
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A shocking investigation revealing why greedy oil companies are lying to the American people. At the end of World War II, U.S. intelligence agents confiscated thousands of Nazi documents developed by German chemists unlocking the secrets of how oil is formed. When the Nazis took power, Germany had resolved... [READ MORE]
    The Evolution of Modern Liberty
    An Insightful Study of the Birth of American Freedom and How It Spread Overseas
    By George L. Scherger
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Published for the first time in 1904, The Evolution of Modern Liberty was originally intended to be a comparison study of the American and French bills of rights. However, Scherger expanded his volume into much more—a timeless look at the modern idea of liberty and the steps taken to get there.A fragment... [READ MORE]
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