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    Ibn Saud
    The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    By Barbara Bray, By Michael Darlow
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The true and fascinating origin story of Saudia Arabia.Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won—often with weapons and tactics not unlike those employed... [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]
    The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Kesselring
    By Albert Kesselring, Foreword by Kenneth Macksey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    One the great military autobiographies of World War II. Field Marshal Albert Kesselring was one of Germany’s most capable military strategists. Originally a Bavarian army officer, he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935 and became Göring’s deputy, commanding air fleets during the invasion of France and... [READ MORE]
    The Military Maxims of Napoleon
    Introduction by Daniel G. Chandler, As told by Napoleon Bonaparte, Edited by William E. Cairnes, Commentaries by David G. Chandler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An essential volume of Napoleon’s wisdom on the art of war. Nearly two hundred years after his death, Napoleon remains widely regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time. Here, in one volume, is the essence of Napoleon’s knowledge and wisdom, the fruit of his practical experience,... [READ MORE]
    Battle of the Bulge
    Hitler's Alternate Scenarios
    Edited by Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Leading specialists in the field look at alternate outcomes of the Battle of the Bulge. On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched a massive surprise attack on the Allies: the Battle of the Bulge had begun. Planned by the Germans with the utmost secrecy, the battle was one of the largest and bloodiest fought... [READ MORE]
    The Anvil of War
    German Generalship in Defense of the Eastern Front during World War II
    By Erhard Rauss, By Oldwig von Natzmer, Edited by Peter G. Tsouras
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An unprecedented look at German operations on the Russian Front during World War II. The Anvil of War collects U.S. Army–commissioned reports by two highly ranked German officers who served on the disastrous Russian Front: Military Improvisations During the Russian Campaign, German Defense Tactics Against... [READ MORE]
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