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    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]
    U.S. Department of Defense Handbook of Military Symbols
    By Department of Defense, Introduction by Peter T. Underwood
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Being able to effectively communicate using maps, charts, and symbols is an integral part of any military operation. The system contained in the U.S. Department of Defense Handbook of Military Symbols (MIL-STD-2525C) is designed to eliminate conflicts within various symbol sets and to establish a core... [READ MORE]
    Plausible Denial
    Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK?
    By Mark Lane
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 continues to be shrouded in mystery and controversy. In Plausible Denial, Mark Lane, the author of Rush to Judgment, the provocative and bestselling critique of the Warren Commission, reveals startling evidence about the CIA’s involvement in a plot to murder... [READ MORE]
    LBJ
    The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination
    By Phillip F. Nelson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    LBJ aims to expose Vice President Johnson’s active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and how he began planning his takeover of the U.S. presidency even before being named the vice presidential nominee in 1960. Lyndon B. Johnson’s flawed personality and character traits were formed when he... [READ MORE]
    The SS Dirlewanger Brigade
    The History of the Black Hunters
    By Christian Ingrao, Translated by Phoebe Green
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Dirlewanger Brigade was an anti-partisan unit of the Nazi army, reporting directly to Heinrich Himmler. The members of the brigade were released prisoners—including men who had been convicted of burglary, assault, murder, and rape—who were believed to have the skills necessary for hunting down and... [READ MORE]
    SAS
    The Elite Special Forces in their Own Words
    Edited by Jon E. Lewis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A stunning anthology of over 100 eyewitness accounts from the men of the SAS to tie in with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the regiment. SAS: Britain’s Elite Special Forces in Their Own Words is the story of the world’s most famous special forces regiment, written by the troopers and officers... [READ MORE]
    The Library
    An Illustrated History
    By Stuart A. P. Murray, Foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes, Introduction by Donald G. Davis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished—and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound paper books of our present day. The Library invites you to enter the libraries of ancient... [READ MORE]
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