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    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]
    The Fall of Hitler's Fortress City
    The Battle for Konigsberg, 1945
    By Isabel Denny, Afterword by Dennis Showalter
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The harrowing, tragic story of a city and a people ravaged by one of the most brutal battles of World War II. In 1945, in the face of the advancing Red Army, two and a half million people were forced out of Germany’s most easterly province, East Prussia, and in particular its capital, Königsberg. Their... [READ MORE]
    Bulletins from Dallas
    Reporting the JFK Assassination
    By Bill Sanderson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An in-depth look at one of the twentieth century's star reporters and his biggest story. Thanks to one reporter’s skill, we can fix the exact moment on November 22, 1963 when the world stopped and held its breath: At 12:34 p.m. Central Time, UPI White House reporter Merriman Smith broke the news that... [READ MORE]
    In the Crosshairs
    Famous Assassinations and Attempts from Julius Caesar to John Lennon
    By Stephen Spignesi
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Assassinations often change the course of history. Here is an intriguing look at dozens of notable assassinations and attempts throughout history, including complete details about the assassin, the victim, the circumstances of the attack, and the outcome. In the Crosshairs also features photos of many... [READ MORE]
    Captain McCrea's War
    The World War II Memoir of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Naval Aide and USS Iowa’s First Commanding Officer
    By John L. McCrea, Edited by Julia C. Tobey, Foreword by Craig Symonds
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    World War II from a Leader Who Saw the War from Both the White House and the Bridge of a Battleship Vice Admiral John L. McCrea worked with the president of the United States on difficult and unusual assignments, associated with royalty and world-famous political and military leaders, and he commanded... [READ MORE]
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