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    The Hornet's Sting
    The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum
    By Mark Ryan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Sneum, Mark Ryan describes how Tommy made an incredible escape from Denmark in a battered old Hornet Moth aircraft - which he had to refuel in mid-air by climbing out on the wing. Later, he escaped from Denmark again - by walking across a treacherous frozen... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Guide to Boobytraps
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Little is more dangerous to U.S. forces fighting insurgents in hot spots around the world than improvised explosive devices. It’s the weapon of choice for under-funded forces aimed to attack American soldiers with low risk to themselves. This official U.S. manual is the complete guide to using and dismantling... [READ MORE]
    Rather Die Fighting
    A Memoir of World War II
    By Frank Blaichman, Introduction by Martin Gilbert
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Frank Blaichman was sixteen years old when the war broke out. In 1942, the killings began in Poland. With his family and friends decimated by the roundups, Blaichman decided that he would rather die fighting; he set off for the forest to find the underground bunkers of Jews who had already escaped. Together... [READ MORE]
    Napoleon
    A Biography
    By Frank McLynn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Author McLynn explores the Promethean legend from his Corsican roots, through the chaotic years of the French Revolution and his extraordinary military triumphs, to the coronation in 1804, to his fatal decision in 1812 to add Russia to his seemingly endless conquests, and his ultimate defeat, imprisonment,... [READ MORE]
    The Young Hitler I Knew
    The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster
    By August Kubizek, Introduction by Ian Kershaw
    (Arcade Publishing)
    August Kubizek met Adolf Hitler in 1904 while they competed for standing room at the opera. Kubizek describes a reticent young man, painfully shy, yet capable of bursting into hysterical fits of anger if anyone disagreed with him. But they grew close, often talking for hours on end. In 1908, they began... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Savage Canary
    A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II
    By David Lampe, Foreword by Birger Riis-Jørgensen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    After Adolph Hitler made plans to create a “model protectorate” out of Denmark, Winston Churchill predicted the nation would become the Fuhrer’s tame canary. Isolated from the Allies and fueled only by a sense of human decency and national pride, the Danes created an extraordinary resistance movement... [READ MORE]
    The Search for Cleopatra
    The True Story of History's Most Intriguing Woman
    By Michael Foss
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an Eastern temptress bent on bringing down the great men of Rome. Michael Foss looks through and... [READ MORE]
    India
    From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, a new nation was born. It has seventeen major languages and 22,000 distinct dialects. It has over a billion individuals of every ethnic extraction known to humanity. It has a population that is 32 percent illiterate, but also one of the world’s largest pools... [READ MORE]
    The Nobel Prize
    A History of Genius, Controversy, and Prestige
    By Burton Feldman
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Founded by the brilliant, misanthropic inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize has for a hundred years claimed to identify the summit of human achievement. But what exactly is the Nobel Institution? How does it choose its winners? Has it ever made a mistake? And why does the prize hold such importance?... [READ MORE]
    If the Allies Had Fallen
    Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II
    By Dennis E. Showalter, By Harold C. Deutsch, Introduction by William R. Forstchen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the Munich crisis to the dropping of the first atom bomb, and from Hitler's declaration of war on the United States to the D-Day landings—historians suggest "what would have been" if key events in the war had gone differently. Written by an exceptional team of historians as if these world-changing... [READ MORE]
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