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    Escaping Hitler
    A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future
    By Phyllida Scrivens
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after. Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, education, and future, resolved to escape from his rural village of Nickenich... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook
    The Portable and Essential Guide to Staying Alive
    By United States Air Force, Foreword by Jay McCullough
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Designed for use in formal Air Force training, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook was written to help a pilot who finds him or herself in a hostile environment. For the more general reader, it offers a complete and comprehensive manual of outdoor survival techniques. It includes expert advice on: •... [READ MORE]
    Booby Traps!
    The History of Deadly Devices, from World War I to Vietnam
    By Ian Jones
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    War often provides a stimulus to technological development. Throughout the twentieth century, new technology was harnessed to produce increasingly deadly and malicious types of explosives in the forms of booby traps, mines, delayed-action devices, and mobile charges . . . often activated in the most... [READ MORE]
    Shackleton's Heroes
    The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
    By Wilson McOrist, Foreword by Ranulph Fiennes
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition One hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 1914–1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history’s most... [READ MORE]
    How the CIA Killed Che
    The Murder of a Revolutionary
    By Michael Ratner, By Michael Steven Smith
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The untold story of how the American government assassinated the world’s most famous revolutionaryIn compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world’s most storied revolutionary: Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael... [READ MORE]
    The Longest Year
    America at War and at Home in 1944
    Abridged by Victor Brooks
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A meticulous exploration of one of the most important years in American history. The D-Day invasion, launched on June 6, 1944, is widely referred to as the longest day of World War Two. Historian Victor Brooks argues that 1944 was, in effect, “the longest year” for Americans of that era, both in terms... [READ MORE]
    Old Sparky
    The Electric Chair and the History of the Death Penalty
    By Anthony Galvin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A New York Times Bestseller A shocking exploration of America’s preferred method of capital punishment. In early 2013, Robert Gleason became the latest victim of the electric chair, a peculiarly American execution method. Shouting Póg mo thóin (“Kiss my ass” in Gaelic), he grinned as electricity shot... [READ MORE]
    At the Heart of the Reich
    The Secret Diary of Hitler’s Army Adjutant
    By Gerhard Engel
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A revealing account of Hitler’s thoughts and actions throughout World War II from one of his closest aides. Major Gerhard Engel was Hitler's army adjutant from 1938 to 1943. During his years with Hitler, Engel kept a diary. After the war, he added material to shed further light on certain events, military... [READ MORE]
    How Churchill Saved Civilization
    The Epic Story of 13 Years That Almost Destroyed the Civilized World
    By John Harte
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    How Churchill Saved Civilization resolves the lingering mysteries surrounding the causes of the Second World War, and what transpired during the war to bring its end result. It proposes answers to such questions as “Why were the Allies unprepared?”, “Why did France collapse so quickly?”, “Why didn’t... [READ MORE]
    Tank Rider
    Into the Reich with the Red Army
    By Evgeni Bessonov
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A sobering account of conflict on the Eastern Front of World War II told from the perspective of a Russian soldier.Honest and irrepressibly frank, these are the dramatic memoirs of a Russian officer on the Eastern Front, where he played his part in a clash of titans and witnessed the shuddering collapse... [READ MORE]
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