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    The Mark of the Scots
    Their Astonishing Contributions to History, Science, Democracy, Literature, and the Arts
    By Duncan A. Bruce
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Here is an entertaining celebration of the achievements of people of Scottish descent. Scottish accomplishments throughout history in every field of endeavor—from science to the arts to politics to exploration—rival those of the largest ethnic groups. Even though fewer than one half of one percent of... [READ MORE]
    90 Minutes at Entebbe
    The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages
    By William Stevenson, With Uri Dan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later... [READ MORE]
    The Vigilantes of Montana
    Popular Justice in the Rocky Mountains
    By Thomas J. Dimsdale
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The classic Old West narrative of the chase, trial, capture, and execution of outlaw Henry Plummer and his road agent band.In the gold rush–era of Virginia City, Montana, crime was afoot and justice shaky. Lawlessness ran amok in the form of gamblers, saloonkeepers, miners, dance hall girls, and road... [READ MORE]
    Absaraka, Home of the Crows
    A Military Wife’s Journal Retelling Life on the Plains and Red Cloud’s War
    By Margaret Carrington
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier.On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and... [READ MORE]
    Somme 1916
    Success and Failure on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme
    By Paul Kendall
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What really happened on the first day of the Somme? Much controversy has surrounded the Somme offensive relating to its justification and its impact upon the course of the war. General Sir Douglas Haig's policies have been the subject of considerable debate about whether the heavy losses sustained were... [READ MORE]
    Last of the Few
    The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    By Max Arthur
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German army to land across the channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies—the Royal Air Force would have to be... [READ MORE]
    The Adventures of the Mountain Men
    True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, and Survival
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The “mountain men” were the hunters and trappers who fiercely strode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They braved the elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wild animals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountain men could be harsh, existing as they did among... [READ MORE]
    Post Mortem
    The Classic Investigation of the JFK Assassination Medical and Ballistics Evidence and Cover-Up
    By Harold Weisberg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1969, Post Mortem is a classic analysis of medical and ballistics evidence in the JFK assassination. Some of the documents collected and analyzed here by Harold Weisberg were suppressed for over twelve years, and Weisberg includes the original documents and pictures that the Warren... [READ MORE]
    With Hitler to the End
    The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Valet
    By Heinz Linge, By Roger Moorhouse
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Heinz Linge worked with Adolf Hitler for a ten-year period from 1935 until the Führer’s death in the Berlin bunker in May 1945. He was one of the last to leave the bunker and was responsible for guarding the door while Hitler killed himself. During his years of service, Linge was responsible for all... [READ MORE]
    Someday You Will Understand
    My Father's Private World War II
    By Nina Wolff Feld
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in... [READ MORE]
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