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    Firearms, Traps, and Tools of the Mountain Men
    A Guide to the Equipment of the Trappers and Fur Traders Who Opened the Old West
    By Carl P. Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This classic, scholarly history of the fur trappers and traders of the early nineteenth century focuses on the devices that enabled the opening of the untracked American west. Sprinkled with interesting facts and old western lore, this guide to traps and tools is also a lively history. The era of the... [READ MORE]
    The Kennedy Brothers
    The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
    By Richard D. Mahoney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been the exploration of the bond between Jack and Bobby, and the part that it played in their rise and fall. Eight years apart in age, they were wildly different in temperament and sensibility. Jack was the born leader—charismatic, ironic,... [READ MORE]
    The Hitler Virus
    The Insidious Legacy of Adolph Hitler
    By Peter Wyden
    (Arcade Publishing)
    More than a half-century after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in a Berlin bunker, the dictator’s legacy and influence lives on, precisely as he predicted before putting the gun to his head. In the spring of 1945, as it became increasingly clear that the Nazi cause was lost, Hitler dictated his final... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Last Secretary
    A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler
    By Traudl Junge, Edited by Melissa Muller
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. Junge observed the intimate workings... [READ MORE]
    The Substance of Civilization
    Materials and Human History from the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon
    By Stephen L. Sass
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The story of human civilization can be read most deeply in the materials we have found or created, used or abused. They have dictated how we build, eat, communicate, wage war, create art, travel, and worship. Some, such as stone, iron, and bronze, lend their names to the ages. Others, such as gold, silver,... [READ MORE]
    Nehru
    The Invention of India
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who—alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and... [READ MORE]
    They Shall Not Have Me
    The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II
    By Jean Helion, Introduction by Deborah Rosenthal, Afterword by Jacqueline Helion
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion’s infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes... [READ MORE]
    The Dance of Time
    The Origins of the Calendar
    By Michael Judge
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Did you know that the ancient Romans left sixty days of winter out of their calendar, considering these two months a dead time of lurking terror and therefore better left unnamed? That they had a horror of even numbers, hence the tendency for months with an odd number of days? That robed and bearded... [READ MORE]
    The Forbidden Universe
    The Occult Origins of Science and the Search for the Mind of God
    By Lynn Picknett, By Clive Prince
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of The Templar Revelation and Mary Magdalene, The Forbidden Universe reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around... [READ MORE]
    Lee's Last Campaign
    The Story of Lee and His Men Against Grant-1864
    By Clifford Dowdey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    By May 1864, General Robert E. Lee had been transformed from a young soldier into a gray-haired patriarch of the Confederate cause. As Lee struggled to keep his ragged soldiers alive, he faced pressure from two fronts. Grant’s Union Army not only had superior numbers, but a steadfast infra-structure... [READ MORE]
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