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    Fortune's Spear
    A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
    By Martin Vander Weyer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Gerard Lee Bevan was the epitome of an Edwardian swell—arrogant, smooth, and highly cultured. He married into money and influence and exploited a glittering range of social connections as the black sheep of one of London’s most respectable banking families. He could not uphold his many deceptions, however,... [READ MORE]
    My Longest Night
    By Genevieve Duboscq
    (Arcade Publishing)
    "So direct and unaffected that the mot juste is 'amateur' in the original sense of the one who embarks on a project motivated by love and conviction rather than for gain.”—Los Angeles Times Fifty years have passed since the Normandy landing that began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation. This... [READ MORE]
    My Sixty Years on the Plains
    Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting
    By William T. Hamilton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In these days, when the experience of living right up against nature is fast becoming a thing of the past, the story of the mountain men is of special interest. These pioneers as a class were unique. Life itself had little value in their estimation. They were adventurous and fearless men, who pushed... [READ MORE]
    The Chisholm Trail
    A History of the World's Greatest Cattle Trail
    By Sam P. Ridings
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This frontier classic is one of the best books written about the world’s greatest cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail, a trail that was approximately eight hundred miles long, running from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas. It is a comprehensive book about the cattle drives of our western frontier and... [READ MORE]
    How to Become a Spy
    The World War II SOE Training Manual
    By British Special Operations Executive
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    During World War II, training in the black arts of covert operation was vital preparation for the “ungentlemanly warfare” waged by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) against Hitler’s Germany and Tojo’s Japan. In the early years of the war, the SOE set up top secret training schools to instruct prospective... [READ MORE]
    Lee
    A Biography
    By Clifford Dowdey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this tragic figure to the American heritage. With access... [READ MORE]
    The Plot to Seize the White House
    The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR
    By Jules Archer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Most people will be shocked to learn that in 1933 a cabal of wealthy industrialists—in league with groups like the K.K.K. and the American Liberty League—planned to overthrow the U.S. government in a fascist coup. Their plan was to turn discontented veterans into American "brown shirts," depose F.D.R.,... [READ MORE]
    Small Wars Manual
    By United States Marine Corps.
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps, this book examines the practical and philosophical aspects of low-intensity conflicts, which were then referred to as ‘Small Wars.’ This is one of the best books on military peacekeeping and counterinsurgency operations published before World War... [READ MORE]
    Roman's Journey
    An Extraordinary Odyssey of Holocaust Survival
    By Roman Halter, Preface by Martin Gilbert
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Roman Halter was a spirited, optimistic schoolboy in 1939 when he and his family gathered behind the curtains to watch the Volksdeutsche (German Polish) neighbors of their small town in western Poland greet the arrival of Hitler’s armies with kisses and swastika flags. Within days, the family home had... [READ MORE]
    Origins
    Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind
    By Yves Coppens, By Hubert Reeves, By Dominique Simonnet, By Joel de Rosney
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this potent book, three eminent scientists—an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist—ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and offer thoughtful, enlightening answers in terms the layperson can easily understand. Until now,... [READ MORE]
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