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    The Jutland Scandal
    The Truth about the First World War’s Greatest Sea Battle
    By Vice-Admiral John Harper, By Admiral Reginald Bacon
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Two high-ranking officers defied the British Admiralty to tell the tale of World War I’s first naval battle against Germany. The Royal Navy had ruled the sea unchallenged for one hundred years since Nelson triumphed at Trafalgar. Yet when the Grand Fleet faced the German High Seas Fleet across the grey... [READ MORE]
    Sufferings in Africa
    The Incredible True Story of a Shipwreck, Enslavement, and Survival on the Sahara
    By James Riley, Introduction by Dean King
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea... [READ MORE]
    Heinrich Himmler
    The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo
    By Roger Manvell, By Heinrich Fraenkel
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the... [READ MORE]
    Wreck of the Medusa
    Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas
    By Alexander McKee
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1816, a fleet of ships left France to accept the British hand-over of the port of Saint-Louis in Senegal. Among them was the frigate Medusa. A month after it set sail, she shank miles off of Africa's west coast, leaving the passengers to flee on lifeboats and a raft cobbled together from parts of... [READ MORE]
    The Battle for Leyte Gulf
    The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle
    By C. Vann Woodward, Introduction by Evan Thomas
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action... [READ MORE]
    Dawn of D-DAY
    These Men Were There, June 6, 1944
    By David Howarth
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    June 6, 1944, is one of the most famous dates in world history, and, as David Howarth shows, a defining date in countless personal histories. In this intimate chronicle, the 7,000 vessels, 12,000 aircraft, and 750,000 men committed on D-Day are taken for granted. Instead, we see D-Day through the eyes... [READ MORE]
    As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
    The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Escape from a Siberian Labor Camp and His 3-Year Trek to Freedom
    By Josef M. Bauer
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. In the Gulags, this was virtually a death sentence. Driven to desperation by the brutality of the prison camp, he staged a daring escape. For the next three years,... [READ MORE]
    The Steel Bonnets
    The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
    By George MacDonald Fraser
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life—and a way of survival. Power was held by the notorious border reivers (the "steel bonnets," named for their... [READ MORE]
    The Goodness of Guinness
    A Loving History of the Brewery, Its People, and the City of Dublin
    By Tony Corcoran
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    There is no other company, industry, or premises more closely aligned—indeed almost synonymous—with its hometown than Guinness’s St. James’s Gate Brewery and the city of Dublin. From the company’s modest beginnings in 1759 to its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and its continued... [READ MORE]
    U.S. Marine Guidebook
    By United States Marine Corps.
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Here is everything there is to know about the essentials of life as a Marine. From fitness to first aid to firing positions, this book covers all subjects in which every troop, regardless of rank, must maintain proficiency. Learn the Military’s Code of Conduct, understand the Dos and Don’ts of surviving... [READ MORE]
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