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    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]
    Imperial Legend
    The Mysterious Disappearance of Tsar Alexander I
    By Alexis S. Troubetzkoy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Alexander I, one of Russia’s greatest emperors, beloved of his subjects for his many liberalizing works and reforms domestically, and for his astounding—and unexpected—victory over the presumably invulnerable Napoleon Bonaparte, reigned from 1801 to late 1825. But despite his many glittering successes... [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]
    Voices of the Foreign Legion
    The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps
    By Adrian D. Gilbert
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The French Foreign Legion has established a reputation as the most formidable of military forces. Created as a means of protecting French interests abroad, the legion spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the legion... [READ MORE]
    The Deceivers
    Allied Military Deception in the Second World War
    By Thaddeus Holt
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Secret Codes, ciphers, strategic misdirection, and more: Deception was one of the most powerful weapons utilized by the Allies in World War II. Here are all the amazing tricks and leaked misfortunes&mdash;many revealed for the first time&mdash;that helped lure the Axis powers into false, even dangerous,... [READ MORE]
    His Finest Hour
    A Biography of Winston Churchill
    By Christopher Catherwood
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death, he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As a young man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politics before 1940 marked him as a courageous but foolhardy man. Yet it is Churchill’s record in war, which has recently... [READ MORE]
    Looking for Mr. Smith
    The Quest for the Truth Behind The Long Walk, the Greatest Survival Story Ever Told
    By Linda Willis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Since 1956, The Long Walk has been, for many, the symbol of an immense love of freedom and has become one of the greatest true-life adventure stories of all time. The harrowing story about a group of POWs who escaped a labor camp in Siberia and walked to freedom in India during WWII deeply affected thousands... [READ MORE]
    The Hornet's Sting
    The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum
    By Mark Ryan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Assassination by crossbow, refueling homemade planes in mid-air, mother and daughter seduction—Allied spy Tommy Sneum did it all during World War II. The exploits of the Danish-born spy made him a legend in espionage circles. But until now, the full, extraordinary story of Sneum’s action-packed career... [READ MORE]
    Betrayal in Dallas
    LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy
    By Mark North
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The incredible solution to the crime of the twentieth century! Here's what we now know: John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Kennedy was killed in that city because it was the only place in the country where a crime of that... [READ MORE]
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