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    England in the Age of Chivalry . . . And Awful Diseases
    The Hundred Years’ War and Black Death
    By Ed West
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A revealing glimpse into the tumultuous history of England’s medieval period, full of knights in shining armor and terrible peasant suffering. Covering the violent and disease-ridden period between 1272 to 1399, England in the Age of Chivalry. . . And Awful Diseases covers the events, personages and... [READ MORE]
    Tide of War
    The Impact of Weather on Warfare
    By David R. Petriello
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Halley’s Comet helped to announce the fall of the Shang Dynasty in China, a solar eclipse frightened the Macedonian army enough at Pydna in 168 BC to ensure victory for the Romans, a massive rain storm turned the field of Agincourt to mud in 1415 and gave Henry V his legendary victory, fog secured the... [READ MORE]
    Blindsided by the Taliban
    A Journalist’s Story of War, Trauma, Love, and Loss
    By Carmen Gentile
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    I turn to see a rocket-propelled grenade screaming toward me. The ordnance strikes me in the side of the head, instantly blinding me in one eye and crushing the right side of my face. On September 9, 2010, while embedded with an Army unit and talking with locals in a small village in eastern Afghanistan,... [READ MORE]
    The 12th Man
    A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
    By Astrid Karlsen Scott, By Tore Haug
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The book that inspired the international film of the same name. "I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again and again that certain parts were pure fiction. Since I was a Norwegian that was not good enough; I... [READ MORE]
    Who Killed Bobby?
    The Unsolved Murder of Robert F. Kennedy
    By Shane O'Sullivan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On June 5th, 1968, at L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel, Robert F. Kennedy celebrated his victory in the California Democratic primary with a rousing victory speech anticipating a successful run for the presidency. Moments later, gunshots shattered that dream. The police quickly apprehended Sirhan Sirhan, who... [READ MORE]
    A Pint of Plain
    Tradition, Change, and the Fate of the Irish Pub
    By Bill Barich
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    After meeting an Irishwoman in London and moving to Dublin, Bill Barich?a ?blow-in,? or stranger, in Irish parlance?found himself looking for a traditional Irish pub to be his local. There are nearly 12,000 pubs in Ireland, so he appeared to have plenty of choices. He wanted a pub like the one in John... [READ MORE]
    Incredible Adventure and Exploration Stories
    Tales of Daring from across the Globe
    Edited by Veronica Alvarado
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An exciting collection of dangerous adventures, harrowing travels, and heart-stopping journeys, Incredible Adventure and Exploration Stories compiles tales from around the globe that are sure to amaze. Popular and well-known tales of exploration venturing overland and across the sea are featured, as... [READ MORE]
    Custer
    The Making of a Young General
    By Edward G. Longacre
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before his time in the West, Custer began his career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. In Custer: The Making of... [READ MORE]
    In the Name of Humanity
    The Secret Deal to End the Holocaust
    By Max Wallace
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor prize for literary nonfiction On November 25, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz heard a deafening explosion. Emerging from their barracks, they witnessed the crematoria and gas chambers--part of the largest killing machine in human history--come crashing down. Most assumed... [READ MORE]
    High Fliers
    Airmen of Achievement in Wartime
    By Philip Kaplan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    There were two kinds of pilots involved in the action during the Second World War: those who took the lead, and the others who went along for the ride. The elite group of fighter and bomber pilots led the way in combat missions, racking up kills and destroying the enemy?s ability to fight. Experience... [READ MORE]
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