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    The Book of the Sword
    A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day
    By Richard Francis Burton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “The history of the sword,” the author writes in his introduction, “is the history of humanity.” For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged... [READ MORE]
    Behind Japanese Lines
    With the OSS in Burma
    By Richard Dunlop
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The extraordinary firsthand account of an American special forces unit in the jungles of southeast Asia and their guerilla operations against the Japanese during World War II!In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill” Donovan, now known historically... [READ MORE]
    The California and Oregon Trail
    Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life
    By Francis Parkman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by the relentless advance of Western... [READ MORE]
    The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II
    By Alex Swanston
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As author Alex Swanston explains in his introduction, “World War II was a truly global conflict, involving almost all nations in the struggle to stop the spread of totalitarianism. This meant that battles were fought in all climates and on all sorts of terrain. . . . Technology had also progressed, meaning... [READ MORE]
    The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
    The Texas Ranger and Hunter
    By John C. Duval
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The thrilling adventures of traveler, rancher, and fighter “Big-Foot” Wallace in a bygone era of the American frontier. Amid the embroiling conflicts of frontiersmen, Mexicans, and war in Texas, 1837, William “Big-Foot” Wallace left his hometown of Virginia to avenge the deaths of his brother and cousin,... [READ MORE]
    The Bird Farm
    Carrier Aviation and Naval Aviators—A History and Celebration
    By Philip Kaplan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    See the excitement and danger of life on an aircraft carrier like never before.How does it feel to sit aboard a thirty-ton jet and be hurled over a ship’s bow at 140 miles per hour? And how does a deck crew coordinate its efforts to achieve such a feat every thirty seconds?Offering a rare glimpse of... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Ranger Handbook
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This handbook offers the techniques and tactics that make Army Rangers the best soldiers in the world. These highly-trained, easily-deployable, and widely-skilled infantrymen specialize in airborne assault, raids, recovery of personnel and equipment, and airfield seizure, among other difficult and dangerous... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This handbook reveals the techniques and tactics that make the U.S. Army Special Forces some of the most elite and highly skilled soldiers in the world. Trained to succeed in specialized operations such as reconnaissance, unconventional warfare, and counter-terrorism, these soldiers undergo a rigorous... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Handbook
    By , Foreword by James F. Amos, Foreword by David H. Petraeus
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone with an interest in what our troops are doing overseas will find this government manual an excellent source of information. It gives a detailed breakdown of what an insurgency is, how one starts and builds, and what our forces must do to overcome it. Find out the key roles often taken by insurgents;... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook
    By United States Air Force
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive—no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force does, that flight personnel may be faced at any time with a bailout or crash landing in hostile... [READ MORE]
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