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    Highlander
    The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier
    By Tim Newark
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Acclaimed historian Tim Newark tells the story of the Highlanders through the words of the soldiers themselves, from diaries, letters, and journals uncovered from archives in Scotland and around the world. At the Battle of Quebec in 1759, only a few years after their defeat at Culloden, the 78th Highlanders... [READ MORE]
    Galileo's Mistake
    A New Look at the Epic Confrontation between Galileo and the Church
    By Wade Rowland
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstition—of Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary and anti-intellectual institution fearful of losing its power and influence. But is this an... [READ MORE]
    Spymistress
    The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II
    By William Stevenson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    She was beautiful. She was ruthless. She had a steel trap for a mind and a will of iron. Born Vera Maria Rosenberg in Bucharest, she became Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of Honor. Recruited by William Stevenson—the spymaster who would later come to be known as “Intrepid”—when she... [READ MORE]
    The Farfarers
    A New History of North America
    By Farley Mowat
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors—Celt,... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Gladiator
    The Life and Wars of Panzer Army Commander Sepp Dietrich
    By Charles Messenger
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A charismatic yet notorious character, Sepp Dietrich the man is impossible to separate from Sepp Dietrich the General, who was awarded twenty-four different honors during his service to the Nazi party and was known for his devotion to his men as he led them through some of the fiercest fighting in the... [READ MORE]
    Malcolm X
    The FBI File
    By Clayborne Carson, Edited by David Gallen, Introduction by Spike Lee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The FBI has made possible a reassembling of the history of Malcolm X that goes beyond any previous research. From the opening of his file in March of 1953 to his assassination in 1965, the story of Malcolm X’s political life is a gripping one. Shortly after he was released from a Boston prison in 1953,... [READ MORE]
    Power Struggle Over Afghanistan
    An Inside Look at What Went Wrong--and What We Can Do to Repair the Damage
    By Kai Eide
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Based on the author’s own conversations with President Karzai and other Afghan politicians, as well as prominent international representatives, Power Struggle Over Afghanistan is a Norwegian diplomat’s account of his two years at the United Nations. Eide was President Karzai’s closest international interlocutor... [READ MORE]
    Nightcap at Dawn
    American Soldiers' Counterinsurgency in Iraq
    By J B. Walker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A group of U.S. soldiers emailed their observations and experiences from Iraq and their candid opinions on fighting an insurgency. This book is the result. This startling collection of emails is a thoughtful and compelling narrative that carries the reader from the alleys and city streets to the homes... [READ MORE]
    The Desktop Digest of Despots and Dictators
    An A to Z of Tyranny
    By Gilbert Alter-Gilbert, Illustrated by Steve Krakow
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Desktop Digest of Dictators and Despots is a compendium and quick reference guide to history’s most notorious absolutist rulers and authoritarian regimes. In a handsome hardcover format, this handy encyclopedia of totalitarians is as informative as it is titillating, a lurid panorama of history’s... [READ MORE]
    Tarawa
    The Incredible Story of One of World War II's Bloodiest Battles
    By Robert Sherrod
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the Tarawa Atoll, the most heavily fortified Japanese territory in the entire Pacific. They were... [READ MORE]
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