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    The Longest Year
    America at War and at Home in 1944
    By Victor Brooks
    (Carrel Books)
    The D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe, launched on June 6, 1944, is widely referred to as the longest day of World War Two. Historian Victor Brooks argues that 1944 was, in effect, “the longest year” for Americans of that era, both in terms of United States casualties and in deciding the outcome... [READ MORE]
    The Plot to Seize the White House
    The Shocking TRUE Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow F.D.R.
    By Jules Archer, Introduction by Anne Cipriano Venzon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Many people might not know that in 1933, a group of wealthy industrialists—working closely with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government and run F.D.R. out of office in a fascist coup. Readers will learn of their plan to turn unhappy war veterans... [READ MORE]
    Scapegoats
    Thirteen Victims of Military Injustice
    By Michael Scott, Foreword by Magnus Linklater
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “At all costs avoid blame.” Such is the creed of dictators and politicians, tycoons and company chairmen, media celebrities, and spin doctors the world over. But what about men at war, where the penalties for errors of judgment can be devastating? History is full of tales of those who have been wrongly... [READ MORE]
    The Pirate King
    The Incredible Story of the Real Captain Morgan
    By Graham A. Thomas
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A compelling new account of history's most famous pirate.The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literature—as well the... [READ MORE]
    Rising Sun Victorious
    Alternate Histories of the Pacific War
    Edited by Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In war, victory can be held hostage to seemingly insignificant incidents–chance events, opportunities seized or cast aside–that can derail the most brilliant military strategies and change the course of history. What if the Japanese had conquered India and driven out the British? What if the strategic... [READ MORE]
    Third Reich Victorious
    Alternate Histories of World War II
    Edited by Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This book is a stimulating and entirely plausible insight into how Hitler and his generals might have defeated the Allies, and a convincing sideways look at the Third Reich's bid at world domination in World War II. What would have happened if, for example, the Germans captured the whole of the BEF at... [READ MORE]
    Spymaster
    Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
    By Tennent H. Bagley, Foreword by Edward Jay Epstein
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Tennent Bagley’s Spymaster is the single most revealing book about espionage to emerge from the Cold War.” —Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIAFrom the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia’s... [READ MORE]
    Life in the Far West
    A True Account of Travels across America's Wilderness
    By George Frederick Ruxton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    George Frederick Ruxton was an explorer and adventurer extraordinaire. Born in England in 1820, he followed in his family’s footsteps and entered the military at the age of thirteen. He quickly became a decorated soldier, serving in Spain, where he fought for Queen Isabella II in the Carlist civil war... [READ MORE]
    If a Pirate I Must Be
    The True Story of Black Bart, "King of the Caribbean Pirates"
    By Richard Sanders
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In a page-turning tale brimming with adventure, author Richard Sanders tells of the remarkable exploits of Bartholomew Roberts (better known as Black Bart), the greatest of the Caribbean pirates. He drank tea instead of rum. He banned women and gambling on his ships. He never made his prisoners walk... [READ MORE]
    The Knights of Bushido
    A History of Japanese War Crimes During World War II
    By Edward Frederick Langley Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II,... [READ MORE]
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