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    Wilderness of Mirrors
    Intrigue, Deception, and the Secrets that Destroyed Two of the Cold War's Most Important Agents
    By David C. Martin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    At the dawn of the Cold War, the world’s most important intelligence agencies—the Soviet KGB, the American CIA, and the British MI6—appeared to have clear-cut roles and a sense of rising importance in their respective countries. But when Kim Philby, head of MI6’s Russian division and arguably the twenty-first... [READ MORE]
    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC
    Little-Known Tales about Our Nation’s Capital
    By Tim Rowland
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Strange and Obscure Stories of Washington, DC is a collection of wild but true tales about our nation’s capital. Starting in the early days of the republic and reaching into modern times, the book recounts odd and humorous events that didn’t make their way into the history books. Along the way the book... [READ MORE]
    Zulus at War
    The History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears
    By Adrian Greaves, By Xolani Mkhize, Foreword by Ian Knight
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Zulus at War is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his colorful successors, under whose leadership... [READ MORE]
    Empire of Crime
    Opium and the Rise of Organized Crime in the British Empire
    By Tim Newark
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Sometimes the best intentions can have the worst results. In 1908, British reformers banned the export of Indian opium to China. As a result, the world price of opium soared to a new high and a century of lucrative drug smuggling began. Just as the banning of alcohol in America during Prohibition made... [READ MORE]
    Queen Victoria
    Scenes and Incidents of Her Life and Reign
    By G.A. Henty
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    For the better part of the nineteenth century, Queen Victoria was in power over Great Britain and Ireland, among the other areas under the control of the British Empire. This period of rule became known as the Victorian era, during which Britain flourished economically, socially, and politically, and... [READ MORE]
    Walter's Welcome
    The Intimate Story of a German-Jewish Family's Flight from the Nazis to Peru
    By Eva Neisser Echenberg, With Judy Sklar Rasminsky
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Walter’s Welcome is the story of Walter Neisser and the more than fifty members of his family he helped to escape Nazi Germany. The story is told through the letters of the Neisser family, which have been meticulously translated and arranged by Walter’s niece, Eva, who also provides moving historical... [READ MORE]
    Rise of iWar
    Identity, Information, and the Individualization of Modern Warfare
    By Glenn J. Voelz, Edited by Strategic Studies Institute
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    During a decade of global counterterrorism operations and two extended counterinsurgency campaigns, the United States was confronted with a new kind of adversary. Without uniforms, flags, and formations, the task of identifying and targeting these combatants represented an unprecedented operational challenge.... [READ MORE]
    North Pole Legacy
    The Search for the Arctic Offspring of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson
    By S. Allen Counter, Foreword by Deirdre Stam
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    North Pole Legacy tells the story of two men whose existence was for decades nothing more than a popular legend. But that rumor was finally verified in 1986 when author S. Allen Counter journeyed to northern Greenland, and met this pair of remarkable men. Counter had long been an admirer of Matthew A.... [READ MORE]
    Luger
    The Story of the World's Most Famous Handgun
    By John Walter
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The distinctive look of the Luger and its role in German military history make it the world’s most famous handgun. In Luger, renowned gun expert John Walter traces the history of this semiautomatic pistol from an early design by Hugo Borchardt in the 1890s through its use in the trenches of the First... [READ MORE]
    Panzer General
    Heinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII
    By Kenneth Macksey
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Kenneth Macksey’s highly regarded biography of Generaloberst Heinz Guderian gives clear insight into the mind and motives of the father of modern tank warfare. Panzer General shows Guderian as a man of ideas equipped with the ability to turn inspiration into reality. A master of strategy and tactics,... [READ MORE]
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