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    Manners, Customs, and Dress during the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance Period
    By Paul Lacroix, Illustrated by F. Kellerhoven
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1876, Manners, Customs, and Dress during the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance Period offers a fascinating glimpse into the art and lifestyles of the people of the Middle Ages and Renaissance era. Complete with hundreds of illustrations from wooden engravings and more than a dozen... [READ MORE]
    Terror of the Autumn Skies
    The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I
    By Blaine Pardoe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Frank Luke, Jr. was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still “knights of the air,” Luke was an ungallant loner—a kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But during two torrid weeks in September 1918, he was the deadliest man on the Western Front.... [READ MORE]
    Dixie Victorious
    An Alternate History of the Civil War
    By Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ever wondered what would have happened if the Confederates had won the Civil War? This book not only says that it could have happened, but it also goes into detail to show you just how easily it could have—you’re in for a shock! Written by military historian Peter G. Tsouras, Dixie Victorious examines... [READ MORE]
    Conspiracy Reader
    From the Deaths of JFK and John Lennon to Government-Sponsored Alien Cover-Ups
    By Joan D'Arc, By Al Hidell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Americans thrive on conspiracy theories. Who was responsible for the assassination of President Kennedy? Have aliens landed, and if so, why is the U.S. government keeping it from us? Has the CIA experimented with mind control techniques? Whether you believe in them or not, conspiracy theories make fascinating... [READ MORE]
    The Man Called Brown Condor
    The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot
    By Thomas E. Simmons
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    How did a black child, growing up in segregationist Mississippi during the early 1900s, become the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Corps during the brutal Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935? In this gripping, never-before-told tale, biographer Thoma... [READ MORE]
    The League
    The True Story of Average Americans on the Hunt for WWI Spies
    By Bill Mills
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Two weeks before the U.S. entered World War I, a Chicago advertising executive visited the Department of Justice with a proposal - organize the country’s businessmen into a secret force of volunteer agents to ferret out and investigate enemy activities within the United States. The country, overcome... [READ MORE]
    Medieval Punishments
    An Illustrated History of Torture
    By William Andrews
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated as to be placed in the mouth of the victim, and if she attempted to move her tongue in... [READ MORE]
    The Last Ditch
    Britain's Secret Resistance and the Nazi Invasion Plans
    By David Lampe
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Novelists, historians, and theorists have often toyed with the question: what would have happened if the Germans had occupied Britain in 1940? Based on years of persistent detective work, The Last Ditch investigates the German plans and the countermeasures undertaken through the specially formed British... [READ MORE]
    Never Again!
    The Government Conspiracy in the JFK Assassination
    By Harold Weisberg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1995, and in the same classic investigative style of Whitewash and Case Open, Harold Weisberg turns his sharp investigative eye towards the events surrounding the autopsy of John F. Kennedy. Inside Never Again! you’ll find:• The specific truths regarding the autopsy of John F.... [READ MORE]
    Medieval Sieges & Siegecraft
    By Geoffrey Hindley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From Jericho to Troy, medieval Europe knew siege warfare as a tradition of antiquity. Long before the advent of city culture, rivaling civilizations had relied on siege tactics as a means of taking over fortified palaces, temples, and defensive walls. But the dawn of the medieval period brought the “golden... [READ MORE]
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