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    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Water Secrets
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In a survival situation, the single most important thing you need to survive is water, not food. Fortunately, drinking water is available almost everywhere. You just need to know how to find it. In the absence of an obvious water source, did you know that you can collect water vapor from plants? That... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Food and Hunting Secrets
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Learn how to hunt and procure food from expert Don Mann. In a survival situation, you have to learn to be adaptable and take advantage of the food sources that are available. If you aren’t able to catch a fish or shoot a rabbit, consider eating edible insects, such as grasshoppers and ants. You can also... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Weather Secrets
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    No matter where you are, you will have to deal with the weather—be it extreme heat or cold, snow or rain, wind or humidity, tornadoes or violent thunderstorms. How do you predict weather in the field? How do you prepare for it? Learn invaluable weather survival skills from expert Don Mann, who covers... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Navigation Secrets
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Whether you’re a SEAL on a mission or a hiker going for a casual stroll through the woods, you should always have a primary route and a secondary route into and out of an area. In this handbook, survival expert Don Mann details how to navigate in the wilderness by using the stars, the sun and shadows,... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Survival Medicine
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Illness or injury can strike anytime, anywhere, and if you’re not ready for it, you may not survive. That’s why it’s so critical to have the right medicine and first aid gear for any situation, as well as the basic knowledge on how to use it. Did you know that you can temporarily fill a cavity with aspirin... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Survival Kits
    By Don Mann
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    It’s important to be prepared for any contingency, and you can do that by carrying a survival kit in your pack. Here, survival expert Don Mann explains the differences between survival kits for warm weather, cold climate, and overwater. Basic items for each are listed, as are the basic items that SEALs... [READ MORE]
    All of the preparation in the world cannot predict how you will react in a survival situation. What would you do if your plane crashed in the jungle? Seventeen-year-old Juliane Koepke was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon, and she used basic survival skills to travel for more than ten... [READ MORE]
    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]
    Twelve Years a Slave
    Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River in Louisiana
    By Solomon Northup, Foreword by Vera J. Williams, Introduction by Dean King
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil War—now a major motion picture!In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs, New York, making a living as a violinist and spending his spare time with his wife and... [READ MORE]
    The Winning of the West
    From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi
    By Theodore Roosevelt
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Defeated politically and running out of money after a ranch deal gone bad, Theodore Roosevelt began writing his epic history of the conquest of the American West in 1888. He wove a sweeping drama, well documented and filled to the brim with Americans fighting Indian confederacies in the north and south... [READ MORE]
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