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    Alexander Hamilton's Revolution
    His Vital Role as Washington's Chief of Staff
    By Phillip Thomas Tucker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Despite his less-than-promising beginnings as the only key Founding Father not born and raised on American soil, Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. His notoriety has rested almost entirely on his role as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration, yet few realize... [READ MORE]
    1967
    The Year of Fire and Ice
    By Victor Brooks
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Blazing hot meets icy cool in a momentous year in US history On New Year’s Day in 1967, the 200 million Americans who lived in the United States were about to experience a fascinating, exciting, and sometimes bewildering twelve months that for many formed an iconic portion of their lives. Despite the... [READ MORE]
    Ten Days that Shook the World
    By John Reed
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    "This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.” So begins John Reed’s first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed’s narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout... [READ MORE]
    Becoming Abraham Lincoln
    The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President
    By Richard Kigel
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President tells the true story of how this great American hero grew up and became a man. The story begins with Lincoln’s cousin describing the murder of Abe’s grandfather in 1782 by the Wabash Indians in the Kentucky wilderness. It ends as Lincoln... [READ MORE]
    Nazi Spymaster
    The Life and Death of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
    By Michael Mueller, Foreword by Gerhard Weinberg
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was the head of the Abwehr, Hitler's intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944. Initially a supporter of Hitler, Canaris came to vigorously oppose his policies and practices and worked secretly throughout the war to overthrow the regime. Near the end of the war, secret documents... [READ MORE]
    Beachhead Assault
    The Combat History of the Royal Naval Commandos in World War II
    By David Lee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The Royal Naval Commandos had one of the most dangerous and the most important tasks of any in World War II - they were first on to the invasion beaches and they were the last to leave. Formed in 1941 as the Royal Naval Beach Parties, many lost their lives in the Dieppe raid. After Dieppe they became... [READ MORE]
    Hitler's Gray Wolves
    U-Boats in the Indian Ocean
    By Lawrence Paterson
    (Carrel Books)
    Next to nothing has been written about the U-boat war in the Indian Ocean. This is the story of a forgotten campaign. The battle began in August 1943, when a German submarine arrived in the Malaysian harbor of Georgetown. In total, nearly forty U-boats were assigned to penetrate the Indian Ocean, serving... [READ MORE]
    Untangling the Middle East
    A Guide to the Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Chaotic Region
    By Ori Z. Soltes
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today’s Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman’s guide to the history—political, religious, and cultural—that led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors... [READ MORE]
    Rise of the Cajun Mariners
    The Race for Big Oil
    By Woody Falgoux
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The story of four families of Cajun boatmen and their rise from trappers and shrimpers to mega-millionaires. Rise of the Cajun Mariners documents an untold piece of American history—the beginnings of what is now the global, multibillion-dollar marine oil and gas industry. In addition, it gives an insightful... [READ MORE]
    The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
    By Pat F. Garrett
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    William H. Bonney, born in November of 1859, began his criminal career early. At the age of twelve, Billy stabbed a man in a bar fight, then spent his teenage years stealing and gambling. At seventeen he committed his first murder and earned the nickname "Billy the Kid" from the news reporters who followed... [READ MORE]
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