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    Seven Days
    The Emergence of Robert E. Lee and the Dawn of a Legend
    By Clifford Dowdey, Introduction by Robert K. Krick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Seven Days Campaign was a series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had routed General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. Depriving McClellan of a military decision meant the war would continue for two more years. The... [READ MORE]
    A Secret Life
    The Lies and Scandals of President Grover Cleveland
    By Charles Lachman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The child was born on September 14, 1874, at the only hospital in Buffalo, New York, that offered maternity services for unwed mothers. It was a boy, and though he entered the world in a state of illegitimacy, a distinguished name was given to this newborn: Oscar Folsom Cleveland. The son of the future... [READ MORE]
    Soldier of Fortune Magazine Guide to Super Snipers
    Edited by Robert K. Brown, Edited by Vann Spencer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Becoming an elite sniper involves more than learning how to shoot. Snipers need to know how to judge terrain, wind, and sometimes even the curve of the Earth. They train their eyes to spot enemy movement in the distance and to never hesitate. A sniper is more that a finger behind a trigger; he is a scout,... [READ MORE]
    Where Wars Go to Die
    The Forgotten Literature of World War I
    Edited by W. D. Wetherell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    As the world commemorates the hundredth anniversary of World War I, the literary canon of the war has consolidated around the memoirs written in the years after the Armistice by soldier-writers who served in the trenches. Another kind of Great War literature has been almost entirely ignored: the books... [READ MORE]
    The Soldier's Guide
    The Complete Guide to US Army Traditions, Training, Duties, and Responsibilities
    By Department of the Army, Foreword by Dennis Showalter
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A comprehensive guide for the ultimate guardians of American freedom—the U.S. soldier. The Soldier’s Guide applies to every soldier in the Army—active, reserve, and National Guard—in every rank and specialty. It condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Final Push
    The Battle of the Bulge from the German Point of View
    Edited by Danny S. Parker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Notes on one of the most infamous and bloody battles of World War II—from the German perspective. As the Allied armies swept towards the Reich in late 1944, the German high command embarked on an ambitious plan to gain the initiative on the western front and deal a crippling blow to the Allied war effort.... [READ MORE]
    1941
    The America That Went to War
    By William M. Christie
    (Carrel Books)
    As America approaches the seventy-fifth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, author William M. Christie provides a detailed history of the United States on the eve of World War II. 1941: The America That Went to War presents not only the military events of 1941 and specific areas of interest like... [READ MORE]
    The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler
    By Roger Manvell, By Heinrich Fraenkel, Foreword by Roger Moorhouse
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An enormous success upon its original publication in 1964, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler investigates the July 20, 1944, bombing of Hitler’s infamous Wolf’s Lair, a conspiracy led by Claus von Stauffenberg, a staff insider with access to the Führer. The first book to reveal the truth about the now... [READ MORE]
    On the Trail of the Assassins
    One Man's Quest to Solve the Murder of President Kennedy
    By Jim Garrison
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Almost fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation’s history. The Warren Commission rushed out its report in 1964, but questions continue to linger: Was there a conspiracy? Was there a... [READ MORE]
    Guns of the Wild West
    How the West Was Won
    By Bruce Wexler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Guns of the Wild West brings the nation’s westward expansion and growing need for weaponry to life in an illustrated guide to the history of American firearms. Through vibrant imagery, Bruce Wexler showcases weapons such as the classic Colt Single Action Army and the iconic pepper-box revolver, which... [READ MORE]
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