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    The Hatfields and the McCoys
    By Bruce Wexler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Hatfields and the McCoys explores, with vibrant illustration, the historic feud between two iconic American families that ran for nearly three decades between 1863 and 1891. On the heels of the popular History Channel miniseries starring Kevin Costner, Bruce Wexler brings this chapter of American... [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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    The Story of Burlesque in America
    By Leslie Zemeckis, Foreword by Blaze Starr
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Burlesque was one of America's most popular forms of live entertainment in the first half of the 20th century. Gaudy, bawdy, and spectacular, the shows entertained thousands of paying customers every night of the week. And yet the legacy of burlesque... [READ MORE]
    A History of the English-Speaking Peoples
    A One-Volume Abridgement
    By Winston Churchill, Edited by Christopher Lee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles—of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables—with an account of the key events and issues of the era. The narrative commences... [READ MORE]
    The Forgotten Highlander
    An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific
    By Alistair Urquhart
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Alistair Urquhart was among the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore during World War II. He not only survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious “death railway” and the bridge on the River Kwai, but he was subsequently taken prisoner on one of the Japanese... [READ MORE]
    The M16A1 Rifle
    Operation and Preventive Maintenance
    By , By (artist) Will Eisner, Introduction and notes by Robert A. Sadowski
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The U.S. Army teamed up with cartoonist and graphic artist Will Eisner to produce teaching tools for U.S. soldiers in a medium that they could easily understand. The M16A1 Rifle: Operation and Preventive Maintenance, first printed in 1969, features a female narrator who instructs GIs on the proper care... [READ MORE]
    A History of the Pakistan Army
    Wars and Insurrections
    By Brian Cloughley
    (Carrel Books)
    The scope of this study of the Pakistan Army must be wide and in-depth, as the army has played a major part in the country’s history. The author describes Pakistan’s violent internal politics and erratic international relations with a deep knowledge gained through his long association with the country... [READ MORE]
    Ranking the First Ladies
    True Tales and Trivia, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
    By Ian Randal Strock
    (Carrel Books)
    Have you ever wondered about the lives of the Presidential wives? Much attention has been focused on the Presidents, often ignoring the women who accompany them to the White House. Now it’s time we turn the spotlight on the First Ladies, whose lives give fascinating insight into the history of our country.... [READ MORE]
    CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys
    How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK
    By Patrick Nolan, Foreword by Henry C. Lee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Readers who can’t get enough of speculation about the JFK and RFK assassinations should definitely give [CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys] a read . . .”—BooklistThe US Central Intelligence Agency is no stranger to conspiracy and allegations of corruption. Across the globe, violent coups have... [READ MORE]
    The Venlo Incident
    A True Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
    By S. Payne Best, Introduction by Nigel Jones
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    World War II seems to provide an endless supply of amazing true stories of heroism in the face of mortal danger. This true account of an MI6 agent's kidnapping and survival is a real-life spy thriller, and one worth knowing. On November 9, 1939, Captain Sigismund Payne Best and other members of Britain's... [READ MORE]
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