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    Surgeon in Blue
    Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
    By Scott McGaugh
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A New York Times Best Seller!When Jonathan Letterman was appointed the chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles—Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He made battlefield survival possible by creating... [READ MORE]
    Donovan's Devils
    OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines&mdash;Europe, World War II
    By Albert Lulushi
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The stirring, little-known story of the forerunners to today's Special Forces. The OSS—Office of Strategic Services—created under the command of William Donovan, has been celebrated for its cloak-and-dagger operations during World War II and as the precursor of the CIA. As the "Oh So Social," it has... [READ MORE]
    With Musket & Tomahawk
    The West Point–Hudson Valley Campaign in the Wilderness War of 1777
    By Michael O. Logusz
    (Carrel Books)
    In this third volume of Michael Logusz’s epic study of the Wilderness War of 1777, a sizable British military force, augmented with German and loyalist soldiers, attacks the Northern Army’s southern front in the fall of 1777 in hopes of assisting a much larger British Army that is threatened to the north... [READ MORE]
    Containment and Credibility
    The Ideology and Deception That Plunged America into the Vietnam War
    By Pat Proctor
    (Carrel Books)
    Is it possible that a president and his administration would purposefully mislead the American public so that they could commit the United States to a war that is not theirs to fight? Anyone with even a remote memory of the phrase “weapons of mass destruction” probably finds such a question naive. On... [READ MORE]
    The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
    Thrilling Stories of Survivors with Photographs and Sketches
    Edited by Logan Marshall, Foreword by Stephen Spignesi
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters is an exciting collection of first-hand stories describing the catastrophe of Titanic’s maiden voyage as told by its survivors shortly after the ship sank. Originally written and published in 1912, Logan Marshall’s book was the very first attempt to... [READ MORE]
    The Great Game in Cuba
    CIA and the Cuban Revolution
    By Joan Mellen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Joan Mellen tells a brilliantly researched, meticulously supported, and compulsively readable tale that everyone concerned with how America operates should know.” —Samuel R. Delany, author of Dhalgren and Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders This completely revised and newly updated edition of... [READ MORE]
    Fortune's Spear
    A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
    By Martin Vander Weyer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “Backed by exceptional research, this is an intriguing read on financial history and reform in the early days of the twentieth century from a very British perspective.” —Library Journal Gerard Lee Bevan was the epitome of an Edwardian swell—arrogant, smooth, and highly cultured. He married into money... [READ MORE]
    Life on the Plains and among the Diggings
    A Personal Account of a Gold Seeker’s Journey to California
    By Alonzo Delano
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    During the California gold rush, 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in the hopes of making it rich. Among them was Alonzo Delano, who set out alone at the age of forty-two, leaving his family behind in Illinois, both to seek out new opportunity and because of a doctor’s prescription for a western... [READ MORE]
    Luftwaffe Victorious
    An Alternate History
    By Mike Spick
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A bold reimagining of the Luftwaffe’s successes during World War II At the outbreak of World War II the Luftwaffe was considered by many to be the world’s most powerful air force. Driven by the new strategy of blitzkrieg, or lightning war, it stormed across Europe in a very short time. Opposing air forces... [READ MORE]
    Cold War Hot
    Alternate Decisions of the Cold War
    Edited by Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Leading specialists on the Cold War examine how close we came to WWIII and how that horrifying scenario would have looked. The ambitions and fears of the two Cold War superpowers were played out in a series of proxy wars across the globe—in Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, Syria, and Afghanistan. In their bizarre... [READ MORE]
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