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    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]
    Pirates: Predators of the Sea
    An Illustrated History
    By Angus Konstam, With Roger Michael Kean, Introduction by David Cordingly
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Pirate culture has occupied our imaginations for generations. But what were pirates really like? Here, take a tour of piracy from the ancient world through modern times, discovering the truth behind the myths. Perfect for a coffee table and substantial enough for any student of history, Pirates is 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]
    The Secret Team
    The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World
    By L. Fletcher Prouty, Foreword by Jesse Ventura
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty’s expose´ of the CIA’s brutal methods of maintaining national security during the Cold War, was first published in the 1970s. However, virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, having been purchased en masse by shady “private buyers.” Certainly,... [READ MORE]
    JFK
    The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy
    By L. Fletcher Prouty, Introduction by Oliver Stone, Foreword by Jesse Ventura
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as “X,” offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stone’s controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy’s death was a coup d’état, and he backs this... [READ MORE]
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