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    Mr. Wilson's War
    From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations
    By John Dos Passos
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty-year period covered by John Dos Passos in this lucid and fascinating narrative changed the whole destiny of America. This is the story of the war we won and the peace... [READ MORE]
    A Hangman's Diary
    The Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg, 1573–1617
    By Franz Schmidt
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From 1573 to 1617, Master Franz Schmidt was the executioner for the towns of Bamberg and Nuremberg. During that span, he personally executed more than 350 people while keeping a journal throughout his career.A Hangman’s Diary is not only a collection of detailed writings by Schmidt about his work, but... [READ MORE]
    Irish Miscellany
    Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland
    By Dermot McEvoy
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    With Irish Miscellany, author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you’ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient history to modern pastimes,... [READ MORE]
    Operation Wide Receiver
    An Informant’s Struggle to Expose the Corruption and Deceit That Led to Operation Fast and Furious
    By Mike Detty, Foreword by Sharyl Attkisson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The true and shocking story of an undercover smuggling operation.Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner and intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran a series of “gun walking” sting operations, including Operation Wide... [READ MORE]
    The Gatekeepers
    Inside Israel’s Internal Security Agency
    By Dror Moreh, Preface by Dennis Ross, Translated by Yael Schonfeld Abel
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The companion to the Oscar-nominated documentary, an unparalleled look inside Israel’s security establishment.Imagine the following situation: You have just received a tip that six suicide bombers are making their way into the heart of Israel’s major cities, each one to a different city, to set off an... [READ MORE]
    The Fall of the Dynasties
    The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922
    By Edmond Taylor
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Popular history of the finest sort . . . an excellent book worthy to rank with Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August and Alan Moorehead’s Gallipoli.” —The New York TimesOn June 28, 1914, in the dusty Balkan town of Sarajevo, an assassin fired two shots. In the next five minutes, as the stout middle-aged... [READ MORE]
    People of the First Crusade
    The Truth About the Christian-Muslim War Revealed
    By Michael Foss
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Near the end of the eleventh century, Western Europe was in turmoil, beset by invasions from both north and south, by the breakdown of law and order, and by the laxity and ignorance of the clergy. Searching for a way out of the increasing anarchy, Pope Urban II launched an army of knights and peasants... [READ MORE]
    Spymaster
    Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
    By Tennent H. Bagley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia’s notorious KGB espionage apparatus. Rising through its ranks through hard work and keen understanding of how the spy and political games are played, he “handled” American and British defectors,... [READ MORE]
    The Safety of the Kingdom
    Government Responses to Subversive Threats
    By J. Michael Martinez
    (Carrel Books)
    The horrendous events of September 11, 2001, heightened awareness of terrorism unlike all but a handful of major catastrophes in American history. Like the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and President Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, 9/11 is a date forever enshrined... [READ MORE]
    Reign of Terror
    The Budapest Memoirs of Valdemar Langlet 1944–1945
    By Valdemar Langlet, Foreword by Monika Langlet, Foreword by Pieter Langlet, Introduction by Sune Persson, Translated by Graham Long
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The memoirs of a man who saved thousands from the Nazi death camps.Although not as well-known as Raoul Wallenberg, Valdemar Langlet was the savior of thousands of Jews in Budapest in the last two years of World War II.Entirely without the permission or the financial support of the Swedish Red Cross,... [READ MORE]
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