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    Quartered Safe Out Here
    A Harrowing Tale of World War II
    By George MacDonald Fraser
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    George MacDonald Fraser—beloved for his series of Flashman historical novels—offers an action-packed memoir of his experiences in Burma during World War II. Fraser was only 19 when he arrived there in the war's final year, and he offers a first-hand glimpse at the camaraderie, danger, and satisfactions... [READ MORE]
    Secret Germany
    Stauffenberg and the True Story of Operation Valkyrie
    By Michael Baigent, By Richard Leigh
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff insider with open eyes (and access to the Führer), was convinced that assassinating Hitler was the only way to prevent the destruction of the Fatherland and the deaths of millions. On July 20, he hid... [READ MORE]
    The Scourge of the Swastika
    A History of Nazi War Crimes During World War II
    By Edward Frederick Langley Russell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless... [READ MORE]
    The Library
    An Illustrated History
    By Stuart A. P. Murray, Foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes, Introduction by Donald G. Davis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has... [READ MORE]
    My Life as an Indian
    The Story of a Red Woman and a White Man in the Lodges of the Blackfeet
    By J. W. Schultz
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1907, My Life as an Indian is the memoir of J. W. Schultz’s life as a young white man among the Piegan Blackfeet in the Montana Territory. Out of curiosity and in search of adventure, Schultz went west and became a trapper and trader. He was inspired by the journals of Lewis and Clark... [READ MORE]
    The Hinge Factor
    How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History
    By Erik Durschmied
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the wooden horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped in Vietnam, from Robert E. Lee’s lost battle plans to the evacuation of Dunkirk, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Time and again, invincible armies fall to weaker opponents in the face... [READ MORE]
    The Holy Place
    Saunière and the Decoding of the Mystery of Rennes-le-Château
    By Henry Lincoln
    (Arcade Publishing)
    From the coauthor of Holy Blood, Holy Grail—a basis for The Da Vinci Code—comes a deeper exploration of the secrets of Rennes-le-Château. In 1982, Henry Lincoln, along with colleagues Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, published Holy Blood, Holy Grail, which became an immediate international bestseller.... [READ MORE]
    Dragon Ascending
    Vietnam and the Vietnamese
    By Henry Kamn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A firsthand report on contemporary Vietnam presents a portrait of a nation that is struggling under the hold of Communism and places the Vietnam war in the perspective of a four-thousand-year-old history.... [READ MORE]
    How the Irish Won the West
    By Myles Dungan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hard work helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members of the Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountain men like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through... [READ MORE]
    Defiant Courage
    A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
    By Astrid Karlsen Scott, By Tore Haug
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    "I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again that certain parts were pure fiction. Since I was a Norwegian that was not good enough; I had to find the truth. I sincerely believe we did,” writes author... [READ MORE]
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