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    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]
    Cradles of Power
    The Mothers and Fathers of the American Presidents
    By Harold I. Gullan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Why have there been so many books about first ladies and so few about the mothers and fathers of our presidents? Many of us, for better or worse, are shaped by our early life. Heads of state are no exception. In this compact and compelling narrative of truly popular history, Gullan offers insights into... [READ MORE]
    Corsets and Codpieces
    A History of Outrageous Fashion, from Roman Times to the Modern Era
    By Karen Bowman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Have you ever wondered why we wear the type of clothes we do? Packed with outlandish outfits, this exciting history of fashion trends reveals the flamboyant fashions adopted (and discarded) by our ancestors.In the days before cosmetic surgery, people used bum rolls and bombastic breeches to augment their... [READ MORE]
    A History of Courtship
    800 Years of Seduction
    By Tania O'Donnell
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Tania O’Donnell takes the reader on a journey from medieval Courtly Love, through to the sexual license of the Restoration, and Victorian propriety. Pick up historical ‘dating tips,’ from how to court (or be courted), write romantic love letters, give and receive gifts, propose and pose as a sighing... [READ MORE]
    Total Germany
    The Royal Navy's War against the Axis Powers 1939–1945
    By David Wragg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Covers the Second World War Operations of the Royal Navy in One Concise Volume On the declaration of war in 1939, the British Admiralty signaled all warships and naval bases: “Total Germany, Total Germany.” It was fortunate that of Germany’s three armed services, the Kriegsmarine, under Grosseradmiral... [READ MORE]
    Jet Combat in the Nuclear Age
    Jet Fighter Campaigns—1980s to the Present Day
    By Martin W. Bowman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Follow the fighters of the strategic nuclear strike force. In this book, the roles of jet fighters and fighter bombers in the Nuclear Age are explored. Bowman consolidates a range of firsthand accounts from the pilots themselves with a well-researched history of military aviation from the 1980s to today.... [READ MORE]
    Maximinus Thrax
    From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome
    By Paul N. Pearson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The first full-length biography of the half-barbarian emperor. Maximinus was a Thracian tribesman “of frightening appearance and colossal size” who could smash stones with his bare hands and pull fully laden wagons unaided. Such feats impressed the emperor Severus who enlisted Maximinus into the imperial... [READ MORE]
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