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    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]
    Hitler's Commando
    The Daring Missions of Otto Skorzeny and the Nazi Special Forces
    By Otto Skorzeny, Introduction by Dan Raviv, Foreword by Charles Messenger
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Otto Skorzeny, Hitler’s favorite soldier and Germany’s top commando in World War II, is one of the most famous men in the history of special forces. His extraordinary wartime career was one of high risk and adventure, and here he tells the full story. When Mussolini was imprisoned in Italy in 1943, it... [READ MORE]
    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer’s Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War
    By James H. Kidd, Introduction and notes by Paul Andrew Hutton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    • Introduction written by noted historian and author. Hutton will also be available for publicity • Appeals to Custer-philes, Civil War buffs, and history fans • Rare photo insert seldom seen in Hutton's memoir... [READ MORE]
    The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories
    Edited by Steve Brennan, Foreword by Benerson Little
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Pirates – those lawless swashbucklers of the high seas – have captivated our imaginations for centuries, from contemporary accounts of their villainy and violence that originally appeared in the 16th and 17th centuries, to modern movie tales filled with treasure, magic and even monsters. Over the centuries,... [READ MORE]
    Children of Nazis
    The Sons and Daughters of Himmler, Göring, Hoss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy
    By Tania Crasnianski, Translated by Molly Grogan
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they... [READ MORE]
    They stand proudly gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey. Their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Greek columns stand as sentries by their entrances and stone medallions bedeck their chests. They are seven graceful relics of Beaux Arts New York, townhouses built more than... [READ MORE]
    In Broad Daylight
    The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets
    By Father Patrick Desbois, Introduction by Andrej Umansky
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In the Holocaust by Bullets, Father Patrick Desbois documented for the first time the murder of 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine during World War II, based on wartime documents, interviews with locals, and the application of modern forensic practices on long-hidden gravesites. Nearly a decade of further work... [READ MORE]
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