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    Escort Pilot
    Guarding the American Bombers Over Europe in World War II
    By Philip Kaplan, By Andy Saunders
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Spitfire, Mustang, Lightning, Thunderbolt… in the darkest days of World War II, these legendary fighters escorted lumbering heavy bombers over enemy territory, providing protection, drawing cover, and taking on everything Germany’s Luftwaffe could throw at them. Escort Pilot is the lavishly-illustrated... [READ MORE]
    The 20 Most Significant Events of the Civil War
    A Ranking
    By Alan Axelrod
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This is the first book to not only select the events that most influenced the causes and outcome of America’s Civil War, but also to rank them in order of significance. In each of the book’s 20 detailed essays, author/historian/speaker Alan Axelrod presents an engaging narrative about the event, and... [READ MORE]
    With Lawrence in Arabia
    By Lowell Thomas, Foreword by Mitchell Stephens
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1918, as the First World War ravaged the European continent, young American journalist Lowell Thomas traveled to Arabia to report on the revolts breaking out as an indirect result of the savage European conflict. While in Jerusalem, he met and struck up a friendship with the young British captain,... [READ MORE]
    Spinning History
    Politics and Propaganda in World War II
    By Nathaniel Lande
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In this fascinating book, more relevant than ever in today's political climate of "alternative facts," bestselling author and historian Nathaniel Lande explores the Great War at the heart of the twentieth century through the prism of theater. He presents the war as a drama that evolved and developed... [READ MORE]
    With Hitler and Mussolini
    Memoirs of a Nazi Interpreter
    By Eugen Dollmann, Foreword by David Talbot
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An insider’s view of Hitler, Himmler, Heydrich, and Mussolini.In the years before World War II, Eugen Dollmann arrived in Rome on a scholarship, intending to write a history of the Catholic Church. Instead he joined the Nazi Party and became an interpreter to various members of the German and Italian... [READ MORE]
    Nazi Fugitive
    The True Story of a German on the Run
    By Eugen Dollmann, Foreword by David Talbot
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An SS colonel goes underground at the end of WWIIEugen Dollmann was a scholar and member of the SS whose connections among Italian society led to a posting as a liaison officer attached to Mussolini during World War II. In his work as a diplomat and interpreter, he associated with Heydrich, Himmler,... [READ MORE]
    The Attica Turkey Shoot
    Carnage, Cover-Up, and the Pursuit of Justice
    By Malcolm Bell, Foreword by Heather Ann Thompson
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Attica Turkey Shoot tells a story that New York State did not want you to know. In 1971, following a prison riot at the Attica Correctional Facility, state police and prison guards slaughtered thirty-nine hostages and inmates and tortured more than one thousand men after they had surrendered. State... [READ MORE]
    Immortality
    The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
    By Stephen Cave, Foreword by Michael Shermer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying... [READ MORE]
    Russia at War, 1941?1945
    A History
    By Alexander Werth, Foreword by Nicolas Werth
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1941, Russian-born British journalist Alexander Werth observed the unfolding of the Soviet-German conflict with his own eyes. What followed was the widely acclaimed book, Russia at War, first printed in 1964. At once a history of facts, a collection of interviews, and a document of the human condition,... [READ MORE]
    Stark Mad Abolitionists
    Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in the Civil War Era
    By Robert K. Sutton, Foreword by Bob Dole
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had just ordered a young African American man who had escaped from slavery in Virginia and settled... [READ MORE]
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