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    Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters
    True Stories of Bravery from the Men and Women of the Plains and Prairies
    By Edwin L. Sabin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A classic of historical literature, Boys’ Book of Frontier Fighters is a thrilling collection of stories that cover the legacy of American fighters and their successes in defending themselves and their country. With stories spanning from the late 1600s to the 1800s, Sabin depicts in detail the willpower... [READ MORE]
    On the Plains with Custer
    Tales from Before the West Was Won
    By Edwin L. Sabin, Illustrated by Charles H. Stephens
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This historical western was written before Custer was known as General, a time when those who knew and marched with Custer were still alive. Edwin L. Sabin tells the story of a man who was “as great in peace as in war” from the perspective of Ned Fletcher, a bugler who served under the general. From... [READ MORE]
    The Osama bin Laden Files
    Letters and Documents Discovered by SEAL Team Six During Their Raid on bin Laden's Compound
    By The Combatting Terrorism Centre
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “An intriguing glimpse into the aging al-Qaeda leader’s thoughts as his life neared its end.” —Washington Post “A sort of anthropology of a terror network.” —The New York Times “A rare, often fascinating glimpse of al-Qaeda and its leadership.” —BBC News On May 2, 2011, US Navy SEALs and CIA operatives... [READ MORE]
    Nineveh and Its Remains
    The Gripping Journals of the Man Who Discovered the Buried Assyrian Cities
    By Austen Henry Layard
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In the middle of the nineteenth century, British archeologist Austen Henry Layard uncovered parts of several ancient Assyrian cities buried beneath the earth, including the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Nineveh. Nineveh was one of the greatest cities of its time and was an important religious center... [READ MORE]
    From Manassas to Appomattox
    Memoirs of the Civil War in America
    By James Longstreet
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The reputation of Confederate General James Longstreet—second-in-command to and intimate friend of Robert E. Lee—has undergone dramatic swings over the course of history. Revered by his men and respected by his fellow officers during the Ameri... [READ MORE]
    The River War
    An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
    By Winston Churchill
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1899 and revised for the 1902 edition by its author Winston Churchill, this history of the River War in Sudan vividly chronicles the military campaign that altered the destinies of England, Egypt, and the Arabian peoples in northeast Africa. More by accident than design, in Churchill’s... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook
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    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Recognizing that “wars are not won by machines and weapons but by the soldiers who use them,” this comprehensive manual not only informs the reader of the timeless skills necessary to survive on the battlefield, but also instructs the soldier on how to perform and execute these tasks to succeed in combat.... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Counterintelligence Handbook
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    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The life of a counterintelligence (CI) operative has been immortalized in film and novels as being filled with glamour and excitement. While international travel, heroism, and danger are all part of the job description, the fundamentals of counterintelligence are discipline, skill, and—well—intelligence.... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Army Desert Operations Handbook
    By
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Imagine working all day in 100-degree plus temperatures under constant life-threatening circumstances, sometimes relying only on the negligible amount of hydration from a cactus you’ve dug up. This is the life of a U.S. Army soldier in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, which is why the U.S.... [READ MORE]
    Scrolling Forward, Second Edition
    Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
    By David M. Levy, Foreword by Ruth Ozeki
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.Like Henry Petroski’s The Pencil, David Levy’s Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and in the digital age.We are surrounded daily by documents... [READ MORE]
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